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Sustainable living, permaculture and self sufficiency week

In this week you will get an overview of what is permaculture and a sustainable life.
How to setup ecological food growing systems for self sufficiency, including several ways to make compost and fertilizers, natural building techniques, how to take care of yourself with herbs, how to make natural cleaning products...
You can see how we do things here at Bogata Šuma, how we grow towards self sufficiency and how we designed our place.

This week is also the introduction week for volunteers. It will be held a few times a year, in spring, summer and autumn. The next possibilities are:

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

Venue: permaculture farm Bogata Šuma, Vojnic, Croatia
Costs: € 275,- including 3 meals per day.
Not included: camping or renting our sheperd's hut.

People who volunteer here afterwards pay a reduced price and we will provide with a bed (or camping spot).

> Apply for a spot in this program
On the form you can choose the date.

This week is an immersive program to learn about practical permaculture in real life. What is sustainability, what is permaculture, how did we design our land and our life with permaculture ethics and principles as decision making tools. How to setup an ecological garden for self sufficiency, how to take care of yourself with herbs. It gives you an overview of "all" aspects of living a sustainable life in the countryside.

Subjects that we will cover in this week:
- What is sustainable living,
- What is permaculture,
- Growing food for self sufficiency and setting up ecologic food growing systems the easy way, with mulch, compost and natural fertilizers,
- Seed saving, planting, pruning and propagating techniques,
- Natural building techniques: strawbale, cob, wood construction,
- Animals, their functions, food and care,
- Herbal health: finding, collecting, drying and storing herbs, making teas, making tinctures, kitchen herbs, herbal oil,
- Storing & preserving the harvest, drying, cannning, jam, syrup, fermenting: making your own sourdough, sauerkraut and wine making.

There are 4-6 spots available for people who also want to volunteer afterwards, and 6-4 spots for people who only want to do this course.

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

> Apply for 1 of the course weeks here >>


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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
personal development
garden workshops
forest garden workshop
workshop herbs
workshops felting and wool
workshops blacksmithing

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


Bogata Šuma,   Call +385-95-5555677,   mail