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Courses & activities at Bogata Suma
Cultural emergence design course
23-28 April 2019 at Bogata Suma, Croatia
with Looby Macnamara (People & Permaculture) and Barbara Scheltus
This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in different scenarios. You will leave with a design for integrating Cultural Emergence into your life at many levels. During our time together we will focus on how we can dedicate our energy to finding solutions for ourselves and the world. This will be a richly nourishing, empowering and truly life transforming course.
The foundation for this course is the creation of our own designs. This enables us to integrate the learning into our entire being as well as having a tangible outcome. This will be a richly textured course with creative teaching methods used throughout, such as group work, discussions, observation, visualisations. These are supportive of different learning styles & for people with learning difficulties. There will also be plenty of fun and games, socialising, singing and music.
Come prepared to stretch yourself, learn with your whole being and create a new direction in your life. Empowerment is the essence of the course. We will be using practical and theoretical teaching methods to create a fun, lively & inclusive course. As a group we will benefit from collaborative learning & from having fun together. We recognise that everyone has their own unique skills, knowledge & areas of interest to bring to the course.
The course will give you
- A powerful design for realising your own goals and visions
- Time for self-reflection, self-awareness and growth.
- A space to nourish you and your own unique gifts and grow your confidence.
- The chance to consider and clarify your contribution to the world.
- Deep connections and the creation of community with like minded people.
- Nourishing food, fun, music and creative ideas.
- Time to nurture your growth and the visions you hold, empowering you to keep to your true path in life.
Who the course is for
This course can be particularly useful for anyone who
- Is at a turning point in their lives
- Working with other people in a project
- Wishing to bring more effectiveness into their lives
- Is already on their Cultural Emergence learning pathway
About Looby Macnamara
As well as time spent at Applewood hosting and teaching courses and gardening on the land here, Looby leads a productive career as a pioneer of permaculture and Cultural Emergence.
Looby is author of the books People and Permaculture, 7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of Infinity. People and Permaculture Is the first book globally to translate the use of permaculture principles and design for people based systems, widening the definition of permaculture and making it relevant and accessible to all. She is creator of the Design Web, a holistic design framework that has been used thousands of times globally for all sorts of personal and social designs. Looby has been chair of the Permaculture Association Britain and is a senior diploma tutor.
About Barbara Scheltus
Barbara lives and gardens at Bogata Suma.
She took her Permaculture Design Course with Rosemary Morrow and various other permaculture courses and workshops with Mark Shepard, Rakesh Rootsman Rak and others. All this knowledge she uses in her life on her homestead and future nut farm.
Barbara has taken the year long People and Permaculture Facilitator's Training with Looby and Peter Cow in 2017. During this training she has completed many designs and is wildy enthusiastic about the Design Web and it's power for bringing direction and manifesting change.
The course begins at 11:00 on Tues 23rd April. There is the opportunity to arrive on Monday evening if you wish.
We will finish on Saturday evening with a celebration. Participants can leave in their own time on Sunday 28th April
Besides our ongoing projects (on which we work with our volunteers), we have special activities that are open for everyone.
The special activities are about personal development and learning from nature, arts and crafts.
If you are interested and want to be updated (once or twice a year) about our trainings and workshops, please leave your name and e-mail address here:
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