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Cultural Emergence Effective Design course

at Bogata Šuma, Croatia
with Looby Macnamara (People & Permaculture) and Barbara Scheltus

Teaching with Looby macnamaraSocial permaculture in our outdoor classroom


This course is designed to help us grow, shift through old patterns and beliefs, and support us in manifesting our dreams.
Join with a group of creative explorers for a unique opportunity to study with one of the great innovators of social permaculture: Looby Macnamara.

The training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web as a framework to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in families, relationships and organisations. We will also be exploring how to bring Cultural Emergence to a wider audience to bring more breakthroughs in creating a life enhancing culture for all beings.
This will be a nourishing, empowering and life transforming course.

The CEED course is one of the modules of the Cultural Emergence learning pathway.
For more information about the learning pathways see here.

Teaching permaculture in nature

Empowering yourself

The foundation for this course is the creation of our own designs. This enables us to integrate the learning into our entire being as well as having a tangible outcome. This will be a richly textured course with creative teaching methods used throughout, such as group work, discussions, observation, visualisations. These are supportive of different learning styles & for people with learning difficulties. There will also be plenty of fun and games, socialising, singing and music.

Come prepared to stretch yourself, learn with your whole being and create a new direction in your life.

Empowerment is the essence of the course. We will be using practical and theoretical teaching methods to create a fun, lively & inclusive course. As a group we will benefit from collaborative learning & from having fun together. We recognise that everyone has their own unique skills, knowledge & areas of interest to bring to the course.

The course will give you

Who the course is for

This course is for permaculturists who have their PDC. It can be particularly useful for anyone who

About Looby Macnamara

As well as time spent at Applewood hosting and teaching courses and gardening on the land here, Looby leads a productive career as a pioneer of permaculture and Cultural Emergence.
Looby is author of the books People and Permaculture, 7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of Infinity. People and Permaculture Is the first book globally to translate the use of permaculture principles and design for people based systems, widening the definition of permaculture and making it relevant and accessible to all. She is creator of the Design Web, a holistic design framework that has been used thousands of times globally for all sorts of personal and social designs. Looby has been chair of the Permaculture Association Britain and is a senior diploma tutor.

About Barbara Scheltus

Barbara lives and gardens at Bogata Suma.
She took her Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with Rosemary Morrow and various other permaculture courses, workshops and teacher trainings with Looby, Jon Young, Mark Shepard, Helena von Bothmer, Karmela Kis, Taco Blom, Rakesh Rootsman Rak and others. All this knowledge she uses in her life on her homestead and future nut farm.
Barbara has taken the year long People and Permaculture Facilitator's Training with Looby and Peter Cow in 2017. During this training she has completed many designs and is wildy enthusiastic about the Design Web and it's power for bringing direction and manifesting change.

Practical information

The course begins at 11:00 on Tuesday 23rd April.
There is the opportunity to arrive on Monday evening if you wish.
We will finish on Saturday evening with a celebration. Participants can leave in their own time on Sunday 28th April.

€ 560,- is the full fee.
We offer reduced rate of € 420,- for Croats and people on low income.

We are aiming to offer some bursary places for this course, please be in contact (barbara@bogatasuma.eu) for more details.

Camping = free
Bed in 3-persons room: € 7.50 per night extra (6 beds available)
Bed in 2-persons room: € 10.00 per night extra (6 beds available)

All food will be provided for course participants during the course.

Meals are also available before or after the course, or for family members that come with you.
Breakfast: € 5,-
Lunch: € 5,-
Dinner: € 10,-


For enquiries and booking please contact barbara@bogatasuma.eu so we can send you the booking form.


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