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Introduction to permaculture

When: 3 - 7 July 2023
permaculture farm Bogata Šuma, Vojnic, Croatia
Costs: € 275,- including camping or a bed in a 2-persons room and 3 meals per day

If you are under 18 or over 70 or you have a low income, you can ask to pay the low rate of € 150,-

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Experience and enjoy permaculture in practise at our homestead Bogata Šuma!
Together we can discover how permaculture can be a solution to many (world) problems.

For us, permaculture is a very inspiring way to design our land and life in a sustainable way. Growing almost all of our food, staying healthy with home grown herbal remedies (teas, oils, tinctures) and natural building techniques is part of that.
We love to use permaculture principles to develop our land and our lives. We take care of the earth, of the people around us and we love to share our knowledge, skills and good food from the garden.

Who is this weekend for?

This program is designed for people who want to know (and experience) more about permaculture, about living a happy life on the land and living with nature in a sustainable way.
It will be an active, hands-on course with games and activities as learning tools.

In this weekend you can make a (start of a) design for your food-gowing space, and you will make a design for an aspect of your life.

The program
for this weekend

- What is permaculture, sustainability, future care, thinking differently,
- Living with permaculture ethics and principles, social permaculture,
- Design methods, Looby Macnamara's Design Web for people designs
- Growing food, "weeds", sowing, planting plants and trees, orchards, designing a garden, a forest garden,
- Feeding plants and trees (compost types, natural fertilizers, mulch)

Permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus

Barbara lives with her family on permaculture farm Bogata Šuma in Croatia. They live almost food-self sufficient, have hosted over 200 volunteers over the last 10 years, she and Peter have setup a Country Life Academy and now they are growing a village.
Barbara has been working with permaculture ethics and principles for more than 15 years now. She designed for land and for life, teaches people how to bring permaculture into practise and how to design for personal and social issues.
Barbara works with Looby Macnamara (“People and Permaculture”) and learned also from international teachers like Rosemary Morrow, Mark Shepard and Taco Blom.

>> More about Barbara Scheltus

The venue

Permaculture farm Bogata Šuma is situated on the top of a hill in the heart of Croatia, with forests all around. We have been on this land since 2005, after it was abandoned by the previous owners after the Yugoslavian war. 15 Years ago we found a jungle with overgrown fruit and nut trees, and we turned it into a beautiful edible landscape where guests have been enjoying camping holidays ever since.

We will tell & show you all about the design of our terrain with permaculture principles in the last 12 years. The mistakes we made, the successes we have and our plans for the future.


When: 8-10 October 2021
permaculture farm Bogata Šuma, Vojnic, Croatia
Costs: € 175,- including camping or a bed in a 2-persons room and 3 meals per day

If you are under 18 or over 70 or you have a low income, you can ask to pay the low rate of € 100,-

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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

eco venue Croatia
venue with organic food
venue pictures

picture gallery
pictures forest garden
pictures natural home
pictures ecological garden


Permaculture farm in Croatia

permaculture @ Bogata Suma
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

calender of workshops & courses
permaculture workshops
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus

Country Life Academy

micro restaurant The Table

volunteering with us
volunteers about us
pictures with volunteers

Camping in nature

in Google maps

Camping in nature
Our permaculture camp site

"eco" for us
Welcome at our table
Our ideas about food

venue in nature in Croatia
venue with catering
venue pictures


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