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Courses & activities at Bogata Suma

You can also hire Bogata Suma as a venue for your own event!

Individual permaculture tour
If you are curious about what we are doing here, what we have built and how our beautiful land looks, you can visit us on an open farm day (usually in April and October).
You can also enjoy a guided tour (with home grown lunch) on appointment.
In the tour you will see the vegetable park, the food savannah and the food forest, the polyculture nut orchard and you can learn about our permaculture solutions.
Please mail or call Barbara for the costs/an appointment.

Courses and workshops

Sustainable living and permaculture course:
Mon 20 - Fri 24 March
Mon 24 - Fri 28 April
Mon 29 May - Fri 2 June
Mon 3 - Fri 7 July
Mon 11 - Fri 15 September

6 - 13 May Cultural Emergence and Permaculture design for your life >>


Mon 20 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 24 - Fri 28 April 2023
Mon 29 May - Fri 2 June 2023
Mon 3 - Fri 7 July 2023
Mon 11 - Fri 15 September 2023

Permaculture and self sufficiency week at Bogata Šuma

This week is an introduction to what is permaculture and how we do permaculture, sustainable living and self sufficiency here at Bogata Šuma.

You will learn about setting up a self sufficient life, skills, planning and designing your food growing systems. What is a food forest and how did we setup ours, 6 ways of composting, how to prune and propagate shrubs and trees. And what do you do with the harvest? We'll speak about storing & preserving techniques, do some fermenting.

This week is also the introduction week for volunteering at Bogata Šuma.

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Permaculture courses in Croatia

6-13 May 2023 at Bogata Šuma, Croatia
Cultural Emergence and permaculture design for your life

Start designing your way to abundance on our hands-on Cultural Emergence design course!
At Bogata Suma you can experience a permaculture lifestyle, as you gain the necessary skills to implement permaculture and sustainable design in your own life.

Maybe you did a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) and now you want to bring this 72 hours of knowledge in practise in your own life. How do you DO things, how can you design for your own life?

In this course you will learn about permaculture and Cultural Emergence as a toolkit to transform the world (starting with yourself). You will learn some practical skills to bring (more) permaculture in your life.
You will design with regenerative ethics and principles and take action for a better future.

This course is not about talking about changing the world for the better; it is about learning tools to actively DO things and see it working.

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Social permaculture design


Are you interested in one of these workshops on a different date, please contact


Past workshops:

Social permaculture for Peace
Practical permaculture weekend
Cultural Emergence Effective Design course, with Looby 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 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 Šuma

about us
you're welcome
the name Bogata Suma
"eco" for us
self sufficienct living

Barbara Scheltus
Peter Scheltus

digital nomads welcome!

artist in residence

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venue pictures

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Permaculture farm in Croatia

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permaculture principles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
our permaculture designs
natural resources
compost and fertilizers

goat stable
rabbit palace
chicken garden design
permaculture greenhouse
forest gardens
food forest
food savannah
net and pan orchard
tree guillds
garden projects
- terraced garden beds
- keyhole gardens
- edible fence
natural playground
natural playground design
the house
strawbale insulation
compost toilet
summer kitchen
natural swim pond


What we do

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permaculture workshops
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus

Country Life Academy

micro restaurant The Table

volunteering with us
volunteers about us
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Camping in nature

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Camping in nature
Our permaculture camp site

"eco" for us
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Our ideas about food

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