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Bogata Suma permaculture farm in Croatia




Courses & activities at Bogata Suma

Forest garden workshop

Tuesday 25 June 2019 at Bogata Suma, Croatia
with Barbara Scheltus

What is a food forest, how do you design an edible landscape and where do you start.

In this permaculture & forest garden workshop we'll tell & show you all about our process of:
- finding the right area, criteria
- exploring the area, climate, winds, soil, vegetation
- wishes (plants for food, drinks, herbs, dyes, soaps, basketry)
- designing the forest garden
- how to implement the design, propagating, planting, sowing, suppressing "weeds"

Bogata Suma's food forest
When we started living on our land in 2009, we noticed that there were many fruit and nut trees on the terrain. Of course we had an old plum orchard with neat rows, but we also found many walnut and cherry trees, hazelnut shrubs and elderberries around the house. And when we explored more, we discovered overgrown peach trees, a very old mulberry tree, smaller types of plums, apple trees hiding in blackberry shrubs and grape vines everywhere.

We only needed to tame this wilderness to be able to use it as a fruit & food source.... So we thought!
Reality usually differs from the ideas in your head.

Learn more about our food forest mistakes and successes!
Contact, +385 95 5555677

Permaculture practical

Saturday 14 September 2019 at Bogata Suma, Croatia
with Barbara Scheltus

How do you do permaculture? How do you use ecologically based techniques to build a sustainable, regenerative landscape or life? This will be a day about designing and implementing permaculture ethics and principles in everyday's life.

Entrance: 50 kuna or some home made products
More information: contact Barbara Scheltus, or call 095-5555677

Social permaculture design

Saturday 12 October 2019 at Bogata Suma, Croatia
with Barbara Scheltus

How to design your life with permaculture
How can permaculture principles help us to make sustainable changes to our lives? How to create a healthier and happier ecosystem for us all?
In this workshop we will exchange tools, like Looby Macnamara's Design web, and see how they can work for us.

Entrance: 50 kuna or some home made products
More information: contact Barbara Scheltus, or call 095-5555677


Past workshops:

Cultural Emergence Effective Design course, with Loooby Macnamara
Fermenting: how to make wine, kombucha, kefir, kimchi, yoghurt & sourdough bread
Setting up an organic garden
Permaculture at Bogata Suma
Permaculture & Forest garden design weekend
Foraging and processing herbs
Sourdough bread and raw sheepwool
permaculture design chicken garden
Keeping happy healthy animals for organic meat
Self sufficiency weekend

"I learned much here and I hope I have taught you all a thing or two as well. One day I'll come back, also for the Bukovica festival, and you can be sure I'll be asking you too many questions again."
Colin Drake, United States of America


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Bogata Suma

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the name Bogata Suma
"eco" for us
self sufficienct living

Barbara Scheltus
Peter Scheltus

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Permaculture farm in Croatia

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our permaculture designs
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forest gardens
food forest
food savannah
net and pan orchard
permaculture greenhouse
garden project
- terraced garden beds
- keyhole gardens
- edible fence
chicken garden design
natural playground
naural playground design
ecological construction
natural swim pond



calender of workshops & courses
permaculture workshops
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus
personal development
garden workshops
forest garden workshop
workshop herbs
workshops felting and wool
workshops blacksmithing


Camping in nature
Eco camp site
welcome at our table

Bogata Suma,   GPS 45.21798,15.41358,   Call +385-95-5555677,   mail