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Barbara Scheltus - van den Berg
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Vojnic, KA, Croatia
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Warm Temperate
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Cities as power plants Permaculture in the mountains of Croatia
Christine Bauer Emilie Charles Richard Dugi
Aranya Austin Chris Evans Delvin Solkinson Geoff Lawton Graham Burnett Looby Macnamara Maddy Harland Peter Cow Richard Perkins Tina Lymberis
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About Barbara Scheltus - van den Berg

My family and I live an almost food-self sufficient life on the top of a hill in inland Croatia. Our permaculture farm is called "Bogata Suma", Croatian for "Rich forest".
I designed and developed our 12 hectares of terrain since 2008. We live with a polyculture and no dig food park (the vegetable garden), a food forest, a polyculture nut orchard that is disguised as a camp site and our newest project: the food savannah.

Not only the land is designed with permaculture ethics and principles; also aspects of our lives are designed. Like: how to learn to speak better Croatian with the help of our community. And a design for me as a permaculture facilitator.


Permaculture at Bogata Suma

Since 2008 we've been designing and developing our 12 hectares of Croatian land with permaculture principles. So if you want to see permaculture in action: you're welcome at Bogata Suma!

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Work in progress in the forest garden!

We're finalizing our design for the forest garden and we've got help from Kenza who studies landscape design!

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Rowe Morrow
Other Teachers: Tina Lymberis
Location: Nea Makri, Greece
Date: Sep 2015
Other course unverified
Workshop restoration agriculture
Type: Other
Teacher: Mark Shepard
Location: ZMAG Vukomeric, Croatia
Date: Apr 2016
Other course verified
Creating low maintenance Edible Landscapes The Permaculture way
Type: Other
Teacher: Rakesh Rootsman Rak
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Date: May 2014
Other course verified
Creating a forest garden
Type: Other
Teacher: Rakesh Rootsman Rak
Location: Bogata Suma, Croatia
Date: Jun 2010
Other course verified
Introduction to permaculture
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Taco Blom
Other Teachers: Ishi Crosby
Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Date: Jan 2008
Other course verified
People and Permaculture Facilitator Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Looby Macnamara
Other Teachers: Peter Cow
Location: Applewood, Great Brittain
Date: Sep 2017
Other course verified
Cultural Emergence Effective Design course
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Looby Macnamara
Other Teachers: Barbara Scheltus
Location: Bogata Suma, Croatia
Date: Apr 2019

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