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Volunteering / permaculture internship

Here at Bogata Šuma we love to host people from all over the world! It brings us inspiration, new ideas and insights, first hand views on international politics, new games or recipes, a rhythm in our day and fun for us and our kids. We also believe that we make the world a better place by giving you skills and knowledge about a more natural life.

How does it work?
We host people from the end of March until mid October, for a minimum of 3 weeks after the introduction week (so 4 in total). A volunteering period here starts with a week long permaculture, sustainability and self sufficiency course. This introduction course is all about:
- learning about a sustainable life in harmony with nature,
- permaculture solutions and how they work in practice,
- self sufficiency, taking care of yourself
- how you can use permaculture design methods for setting up your own sustainable life

> Click here for the application form


Who is this for?

Volunteering at Bogata Šuma is for people who love food (vegetarian is possible, vegan is not), who are genuinly interested in sustainable living and permaculture, who are independent and have an adult approach of life.


"Nearly never leaving and having a daily party because of it, the place keeps you there despite planning other things. Building a roof together & you being the most gracious and generous hosts I could wish for. You are brilliant examples of how to live well."

Hannah Hunter, Canada >> more


More about our program below


Learn about permaculture and design in our program for sustainable living

Volunteer work on a permaculture farm in Croatia

Help Peter with constructing cool stuff like a gypsy wagon and furniture

Try out living your dreams

Cook and grow delicious organic food and help Nol (18) to become a chef

Permaculture workshops and craft workshops in nature

 

If you are a chef, >> click here for more info.

If you know your way around with wood and/or construction, >> click here.


For people that want to learn about permaculture, self sufficiency and a sustainable lifestyle, we developed a special program.

> Apply for a spot in our program


Sustainable living, permaculture and self sufficiency program

The first week of your stay is an intensive and paid 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:
- Natural building techniques: strawbale, cob, wood construction
- Animals, their functions, food and care
- Growing food for self sufficiency and setting up an ecologic food growing system with mulch, compost and natural fertilizers
- How did we setup our food savana and forest garden and what mistakes did we make. We'll feature seed saving, planting, pruning and propagating techniques
- Storing & preserving the harvest, drying, cannning, jam, syrup, fermenting: making your own sourdough, sauerkraut and wine making
- Herbal health: finding, collecting, drying and storing herbs, making teas, making tinctures, kitchen herbs, herbal oil.

After this week you can stay for another 3-99 weeks as a volunteer, and go more in depth with the subjects that interest you the most. That is: if we feel a mutual match, of course.

This week is a mandatory introduction week for general volunteers (chefs and wood workers can apply also for other times). It will be held a few times a year, when we have openings for volunteering:

Monday 28 March - Sat. 2 April 2022 (almost full)

Monday 2 - Saturday 7 May 2022 or

Monday 6 - Saturday 11 June 2022 or

Monday 12 - Saturday 17 September 2022

> Apply for a spot in this program

Venue: permaculture farm Bogata Šuma, Vojnic, Croatia
Costs: € 70,- per person including 3 meals daiy and a bed or camping spot.

If you are coming together, please both apply separately.

Yes I want to come!


More information only by e-mail: barbara@bogatasuma.eu

 

Hunting bugs with chickens
Using a chicken in the garden to catch caterpillars


David Holmgren's permaculture flower

Volunteering in Croatia Volunteering in Croatia

volunteering on a permaculture farm volunteering on a permaculture farm

Volunteering in Croatia volunteering on a permaculture farm

Volunteering in Croatia volunteering on a permaculture farm

Volunteering in Croatia volunteering on a permaculture farm

>> More pictures with volunteers


"Nearly never leaving and having a daily party because of it, the place keeps you there despite planning other things. Building a roof together & you being the most gracious and generous hosts I could wish for. You are brilliant examples of how to live well."

Hannah Hunter, Canada >> more



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