Seminar: Social permaculture

4 min

We are continuing with the Erasmus + Permaculture as a Path to Peace project a.k.a 3PEAS 2.0, implemented by our partner GAIA Kosovo! This time, we are inviting you to participate to a seminar on Social Permaculture which will take place in Humilišani, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Seminar:  Social permaculture

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Our facilitator will be Barbara Scheltus from the permaculture farm Bogata Šuma in Croatia. She has been working with permaculture ethics and principles for more than 15 years now.

This 7 - day workshop will take place between 16th and 27th of September 2021. The exact dates will be confirmed after the selection of participants.

About the workshop

Permaculture is about designing with nature, by observing her functions, patterns, connections, and systems. Social permaculture is about growing, protecting, and cultivating thriving people and environments. It is about creating a healthier and happier ecosystem for a peaceful, connective life and a positive, regenerative future.

In this workshop we will work with permaculture ethics and principles to help us make sustainable choices for a more peaceful world. We will use Looby Macnamara’s Design Web as a method, with a nice balance between theory and practice. The Design Web is an effective toolkit that translates the use of permaculture ethics & principles and helps you design for people - based systems.

During the course, you will make a personal design for an aspect of your life that you want to improve, and you will make a group design. The group designs are done in small groups with people from the same work field, so you can design a way to improve your work as well.

We will start with getting familiar with each other and with permaculture as a design system. We will speak about ethics and your personal values, and about (permaculture) principles as decision - making tools.

When designing, we state our intention for what we want to manifest. We close the gap between where we are and the vision of where we want to go, by creating a plan of the steps in between. By writing down your dreams and goals, you activate the process of becoming the person you want to be. Put your future in good hands: your own!

Facilitator Barbara Scheltus will walk you through the Design Web, give many examples and support you in making your own design. And together we can work towards a better world for.

This workshops is for people who:

  • Want to make this world a better place,
  • Are interested in applying permaculture in their work and relations with people,
  • Work with other people, preferably young ones,
  • Are willing to share gained knowledge and skills with their colleagues, friends, families and beneficiaries,
  • Are coming from Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Catalunya, Bulgaria, or Montenegro.

The workshop will gather 15 participants from different countries.

There is no age limit, but participants should be 18+.

However, you should be supported by the partner organization from your country. See the list below.

Food will be vegetarian and vegan. Accommodation will be organized in the main house of the farm and possibly other locations (due to covid measures). Travel and visa costs will be reimbursed after the workshop. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs. Participants will have to bring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test (which can be reimbursed).

There are cats, dogs, and chickens on the property, so if you are allergic or afraid, this workshop is probably not the best option for you.

The participation fee, to be paid to VCV only once you receive the confirmation that you are selected, is 2.500 RSD.

The application form.

Applications will be accepted by 31st of July 2021.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact GAIA Kosovo by email to

If you have any questions about applying, traveling to Humilišani etc, please contact VCV by email to

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