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Podoli 3, Bouzov, Moravia, CZ
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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration, Educational, Political

Project Summary

PermaLot's Mission Statement PermaLot seek to recreate the sustainability of the existing traditional rural region surrounding Bouzov, by facilitating an alternative economic base for the area while providing a living example of sustainable living, natural building, alternative energy and waste management; an Ecovillage. This vision is based on the following core elements: * To stimulate the final processing of local products within the microregion * To facilitate alternative education, with an emphasis on the environment and language * Low impact Ecotourism The following Permaculture elements will be used as a guide: 1. Create systems that produce more than they use. 2. Work with nature, not against it. 3. Cooperation rather than competition.

Project Description


PermaLot was established as a Czech civic association in the year 2000. In 2001 we purchased 10 hectares of forest, meadows, fields and orchards which we are converted to certified organic and managed following permaculture principles. In 2005 we started managing additional 7,5 hectares of fields in a nearby village, where two central volunteers bought an old run-down farm, and rent out facilities to PermaLot. A majority of our activites are of an information/educational, political and networking scope. It basically all started with 'just a dream', however:


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe/David Brower


The 10 year development (Written March 2011) has led to the following tangible results:

-A loose network of 4 organic farmers managing the total of 17, 5 hectares. Some are managed as multi-functional orchard with crops growing between the rows of newly planted old varities of frut and nut trees, others for Bio-Dynamic vegetables, some for pasture of sheep and pony, central is the focus on bio-diversity and adaptation of permaculture principles to EU agro-subsidies and significantly: Ensuring adaptation of the funding schemes to allow for permaculture farming.

-A small certified commercial kitchen incubator for production of final products such as jam, spreads and breads.

-A micro organic shop (5m2)

-A mobile juice/pasteurizing set-up, allowing us to finalize our products and make 'juice in a box' for the locals from their own fruit.

-A rustic camp site for 35 people with 4 tee-pee's and 2 large tents, toilets, solar showers, drinking water etc.

-A series of various equipment to handle both the agriculture work, the building and the administrative work

-A daycare based on forest kindergarten and Waldorf pedagogic, including a straw bale cottage

...And we're quite close to opening:

-A demonstration straw bale house for natural building and renewable energy.

-An free-time educational center


But all of this you can read more about on www.permalot.org



Plant guild weekend workshop

Teaching, designing and planting plant guilds into German mound-swales during a weekend course at PermaLot

Posted about 13 years ago (1 comments)

Spring in PermaLot

Chicken workers, foal, old variety red spelt, EU agro subsidies for extensive orchard, forest kindergarten and, and, and....

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture design of a life after Peak oil and financial collapse

Talks and intensive weekend workshop with Nicole 'Stoneleigh' Foss, Roel Illargi and Max Vittrup Jensen Permaculture design of a life after Peak oil and financial collapse.

Posted over 13 years ago (6 comments)
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