Finally, we are continuing with our Permaculture as a Path to Peace project a.k.a 3PEAS 2.0. Erasmus+ program is co-financing our activities which will be happening in the next two years.
The workshop on social permaculture is the second activity of the project. In the previous project (3PEAS 1.0), we did something similar. We spent 5 days in a remote village, below a medieval fortress of Novo Brdo in Kosovo with Pippa Buchanan. This time, we will spend 7 days at a permaculture farm managed by the great team of Nešto Više in Humilišani, near Mostar
(Bosnia and Hercegovina).
Our facilitator will be Barbara Scheltus (https://barbara.scheltus.nl/) from a permaculture farm Bogata Šuma in Croatia. She has been working with permaculture ethics and principles for more than 15 years now and designed for land and for life. Barbara worked with Looby
Macnamara (“People and Permaculture”) and learned also from international teachers like Rosemary Morrow, Mark Shepard, and Taco Blom.
This 7-day workshop will take from 16th until 24th of September 2021 (arrival and departure dates).
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
- Are coming from Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Catalunya, Bulgaria, Montenegro or Kosovo.
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 application form is available on this link: https://forms.gle/GyH4oZrU7urak5gUA
Applications will be accepted by 31st of July 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The list of partner organizations:
Volunteers’ Center of Vojvodina, Serbia
Environment and Engineering Group, Serbia
Nesto Više, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Klub finih zanata, Serbia
ADP ZID, Montenegro
Zavod Voluntariat, Slovenia
Paradiso Ritrovato, Italy