The Complete List of  Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) taught by Robyn Francis since 1985.

Robyn Francis is regarded as one of the most experienced PDC teachers globally. During her early teaching career she was mentored by Bill Mollison, co-founder of the permaculture concept. The PDC is an intensive 72+ hour foundation course, recognised internationally as the basic permaculture industry standard for permaculture teachers and practitioners. Robyn Francis has developed excellent training resources for her PDCs including a comprehensive PDC Handbook, and keeps the course content fresh and up-to-date with the latest developments in permaculture and associated fields and with new emerging earth science research. This is a chronological list of all the PDC’s she has taught and upcoming courses she is booked to teach.

  • 152. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, November 2018
  • 151. Shenzhen, China – Oct 2018 (co-teacher: Hui-i Chang)
  • 150. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, July 2018 More Here
  • 149.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2018
  • 148.  IPC-PDC, India November 2017
  • 147. Shenzhen, China – Oct 2017 (co-teacher: Hui-i Chang)
  • 146.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, July 2017
  • 145.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2017
IPC-PDC at Polam Farm, Hyderabad, India, 77 participants from 27 nationalities
PDC at Wutong Island, Shenzhen 2017
  • 144.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, November 2016
  • 143.  Shenzhen, China, Oct 2016  (co-teacher: Hui-i Chang)
  • 142. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, July 2016
  • 141.  GreenHub, Hong Kong, March 2016
  • 140.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2016
Jarlanbah tour during Nov PDC, 2016 at Djanbung
Excursion day during PDC in Hong Kong, March 2016
Course feast, January PDC 2016 at Djanbung
Hui-i Chiang and Robyn Francis at course venue, Wutong Island, Shenzhen
PDC at Wutong Island, Shenzhen, Oct 2016
  • 139.  Shenzhen, China, Oct 2015  (co-teacher: Hui-i Chang)
  • 138.  Iceland Permaculture Association, Iceland, August 2015 (co-teacher: Albert Bates)
  • 137.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens July 2015
  • 136.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens Feb-Apr 2015 (part-time course)
  • 135.  PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2015
PDC and APT class at Djanbung 2015
July PDC 2015 at Djanbung
PDC in Iceland, August 2015 with Albert Bates
January PDC at Djanbung Gardens
Field observations, soil with Angela Skehan, July PDC 2015 at Djanbung
  • 134. Shenzhen, China, Oct 2014 (co-teachers: Hui-i Chang and Peter Morehead)
  • 133. Taiwan, Earthpassengers, August 2014(co-teachers: Hui-i Chang and Peter Morehead)
  • 132. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, July 2014
  • 131. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, Feb-Oct 2014 (Four-seasons part-time course)
  • 130. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, Feb-Apr 2014 (part-time course)
PDC at Djanbung July 2014
PDC at Wutong Island, Shenzhen, China, 2014
Working on rooftop garden during PDC, Shenzhen 2014
PDC near Taidung, Taiwan 2014
  • 129. Fenzhou, China, Oct 2013 (co-teachers: Hui-i Chang and Peter Morehead)
  • 128. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, Feb-Apr 2013
  • 127. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2013
PDC at Djanbung Gardens, January 2013
1st PDC in China near Fuzhou, Oct 2013
  • 126. Bali, Indonesia, IDEP, Oct-Nov 2012
  • 125. France, Domain le Fain, August 2012
  • 124. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, July 2012
  • 123. Taiwan: Earth Passengers & PIT, June 2012 (co-teachers: Hui-i Chang and Peter Morehead)
  • 122. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, Part-time course Feb-April 2012
  • 121. PCA, Djanbung Gardens, January 2012
PDC at Djanbung, March 2012
Robi and Roberto, the wonderful translators for the Bail PDC
PDC in Bali, near Ubud, 2012
PDC in France with 72 participants and 7 French permie assistants, August 2012
Welcome to indigenous village for PDC near Taidung, Taiwan, June 2012
Students present group design project, PDC Taiwan 2012
  • 120. Practical Permaculture Research Institute, Allsgood Farm, Penns Valley California USA (Co-teacher: Cathe’ Fish) Oct-Nov 2011
  • 119. PCA  Djanbung Gardens, July 2011
  • 118. RDI, Commonweal Gardens, Bolinas California Jun-Jul 2011 (Co-teacher: Penny Livingston-Stark)
  • 117. PCA  in Bellingen, Part-time course Mar-June 2011 (Co-teacher: Janelle Schafer)
  • 116. PCA Djanbung Gardens, Part-time Course Feb-Apr 2011 (Co-teacher: Janelle Schafer)
  • 115. PCA Djanbung Gardens, Jan 2011
Part-time PDC in Bellingen, NSW, March-June 2011
Celebrating summer solstice, PDC June 2011 at RDI, Bolinas CA
July PDC 2011 at Djanbung Gardens
PDC Nov 2011 at Grass Valley, California
  • 114. Limoux, Sth France, August 2010
  • 113. Djanbung Gardens, July 2010
  • 112. Djanbung Gardens, Part-Time Cse APT, Feb-Apr 2010
  • 111. Djanbung Gardens, Jan 2010
PDC Feb-Apr 2010 at Djanbung
PDC July 2010 at Djanbung
PDC Field trip to Andy Darlington’s Farm near Limoux, France, 2010
  • 110. Taiwan (EarthPassengers), November 2009
  • 109. Quail Springs, CA, USA, (co-teacher Warren Brush) July 2009
  • 108. Regenerative Design Institute, Bolinas CA, USA (Co-teachers: Penny Livingstone-Stark, Starhawk), May-Jun 2009
  • 107. Djanbung Gardens, Part-time APT Feb-Apr, 2009
  • 106. Djanbung Gardens, January 2009
PDC-APT students 2009 at Djanbung
PDC 2009, RDI, Bolinas, California
PDC January 2009 at Djanbung
PDC July 2009 at Quail Springs, California
PDC in Taidung, Taiwan, April 2009
  • 105. Taiwan (EarthPassengers), Oct-Nov 2008
  • 104. Djanbung Gardens, July 2008
  • 103. Havana, Cuba, May 2008
  • 102. Part-Time Cse APT, Djanbung Gardens Mar-Apr 2008
  • 101. RVF, New Zealand, Feb 2008
  • 100. Djanbung Gardens, January 2008
PDC in Taiwan, 2008
A day in the Botanic Gardens, Havana, PDC Cuba 2008
PDC, New Zealand Feb 2008 in memory of Joe Polaisher
  • 99. Djanbung Gardens, Nov, 2007
  • 98. Djanbung Gardens, July, 2007
  • 97. Djanbung Gardens, Feb-Apr, 2007
  • 96. Djanbung Gardens, July 3-20, 2006
  • 95. Raglan NZ April 2006
  • 94. Djanbung Gardens, Jan 9-26 2006
PDC graduates in APT course, Djanbung 2006
PDC Raglan, New Zealand, 2006
  • 93. Djanbung gardens Oct31-Nov 18 2005
  • 92. Djanbung Gardens P/T, Aug-Oct 2005
  • 91. UNSW Ecoliving Centre, July 29-Nov 2005
  • 90. Djanbung Gardens, July 9-18, 2005
  • 89. UNSW Ecoliving Centre, Randwick Sydney Mar-July 2005
  • 88. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Jan 10-27, 2005
PDC July 2005 at Djanbung
PDC Nov. 2005 at Djanbung
Exploring design ideas, PDC Nov 2005, Djanbung
PDC June 2005, Ecoliving Centre, Randwick, Sydney
PDC Nov 2005, Ecoliving Centre, Sydney
  • 87. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Oct 11-29, 2004
  • 86. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Jul 2004
  • 85. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, April 2004
  • 84. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Jan 2004
  • 83. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin,  Nov. 2003
  • 82. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 2003
  • 81. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, June 2003
  • 80. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, April 2003
  • 79. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 2003
  • 78. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Nov. 2002
  • 77. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, Sept. 2002
  • 76. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, July 2002
  • 75. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, April 2002
  • 74. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 2002
  • 73. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 2001
  • 72. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, September 2001
  • 71. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, June 2001
  • 70. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, April 2001
  • 69. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 2001
  • 68. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 2000
  • 67. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin,September 2000
  • 66. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, July 2000
  • 65. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, April 2000
  • 64. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin,January 2000
  • 63. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin,November 1999
  • 62. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 1999
  • 61. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1999
  • 60. IDEP, Bali, Indonesia, Mar-April 1999
  • 59. Raglan, New Zealand, February 1999
  • 58. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 1999
  • 57. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 1998
  • 56. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 1998
  • 55. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1998
  • 54. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 1998
  • 53. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 1997
  • 52. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 1997
  • 51. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1997
  • 50. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 1997
  • 49. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 1996
  • 48. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin,August 1996
  • 47. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1996
  • 46. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 1996
  • 45. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 1995
  • 44. Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia, October 1995
  • 43. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 1995
  • 42. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1995
  • 41. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, January 1995
  • 40. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, November 1994
  • 39. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, August 1994
  • 38. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, May 1994
  • 37. Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin NSW, January 1994
  • 36. Lismore NSW, October 1993
  • 35. Gunundi Conference Centre, Ballina NSW, April-May 1993
  • 34. Roseberry Creek, Kyogle, March-April  1993
  • 33. Lismore P/T, Feb-March 1993
  • 32. L.R.E. Lismore, January 1993
  • 31. Gunundi Conference Centre, Ballina NSW, Nov. 1992
  • 30. Bellingen, NSW Mid-North Coast, July-August 1992
  • 29. Gunundi Conference Centre, Ballina NSW, June 1992
  • 28. Tikitiki Marai, East Cape, New Zealand, May 1992
  • 27. L. R. E., Lismore, April 1992
  • 26. The Web, Brisbane Queensland, April 1992
  • 25. L. R. E., Lismore, January 1992
  • 24. Gunundi Conference Centre, Ballina NSW, Nov.1991
  • 23. The Web, Brisbane, Queensland, June-Aug 1991
  • 22. Gunundi Conference Centre, Ballina NSW, May 1991
  • 21. Lismore, NSW Feb-April 1991
  • 20. Temperate PDC, Tullawalla, Kinglake, Victoria, January 1991
  • 19. The Web, Brisbane, Queensland, October 1990
  • 18. Coffs Harbour, NSW, May 1990
  • 17. The Web, Brisbane, Queensland, April 1990
  • 16. Lismore, NSW. April 1990
  • 15. Humid & Arid Tropics PDC, C.E.D., Youth India Project, Penukonda, South India, March 1990
  • 14. Arid Zone Permaculture Design Course for Aboriginal Town Camps and Outstations, Tangentyere Land Council, Alice Springs. Sept 1989 (D.E.E.T.)
  • 13. Arid Zone PDC for Aboriginal Town Camps, Tangentyere Land Council, Alice Springs. August 1989  (D.E.E.T.)
  • 12. Lismore (LRE & Holy Goat Ranch), NSW. July 1989
  • 11. Sydney; EPI Centre, Spring 1988
  • 10. Arid Zone PDC for Aboriginal Outstations, Junkurakurr Aboriginal Resource Centre, Tennant Creek, November 1988 (sponsored by N.T. T.A.F.E. Open College & D.E.E.T.)
  • 9. Sydney; EPI Centre, Autumn 1988
  • 8. Cummeragunja Aboriginal Village, March 1988 (co-teacher Rosemary Morrow)
  • 7. E.P.I. Centre, Sydney, Spring 1987
  • 6. Hyderabad University, India July 1987 (co-teacher, Bill Mollison)
Practical sessions PDC India 1987
  • 5. E.P.I. Centre, Sydney, Autumn 1987
  • 4. Permaculture Institute of North America, Whitby Island WA., U.S.A. July 1986 (co-teacher, Lea Harrison)
  • 3. Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond NSW 1986
  • 2. Sydney, Tranbi Aboriginal College, Glebe, NSW 1986
  • 1 Sydney, Petersham & Ryde 1985

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