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Volunteering at a permaculture farm
You are welcome at Bogata Suma ("Rich forest"), our initiative in nature. We left citylife in The Netherlands to live on our organic smallholding (12 hectares) on the top of a hill, inland Croatia, with forests all around.
Bogata Suma is a start-up project and has all the aspects you can expect of something starting. Construction work going on, materials lying all around, messiness, jungle, many ideas... and slowly we develop ourselves and our terrain.
"Your way of life is an inspiration for me. The simplicity of it and the passion in it."
Jessica Clinton, New York >> more
As a volunteer we expect you to be part of our family and daily routines. That includes preparing meals, setting the table, doing the dishes, cleaning et cetera.
The kind of work and the time we get up, are depending on the season. We work around 6 hours a day.
Usually we start the day in the garden with weeding, sowing, planting and harvesting the meal of the day. When we’re done in the garden, we work on a job from our list, depending on our priorities and your interests and skills and what you want to learn. It could involve woodworking, wood-construction work, maintaining the terrain, working in the forest garden or in the orchard, or more garden work.
Personal development and learning in the crafts area is special interest of Peter. Creative construction with various materials is possible.
Barbara can teach you a lot about permaculture and organic gardening, companion planting, her experiments with gardening with the moon calender, composting, solar drying, making wine from various fruits, liqueur, various jams or anything else from our harvest, working with wool...
Please tell us about your skills and desires. What do you want to learn from us?