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Living food self sufficient requires skills involving gardening and preserving, but also calculating and planning.
In this weblog we will share our experiences, knowledge and ideas about our path to food self sufficiency.

We are on our way, step by step, finding out how it works for us. In this blog you can read all about it.

Living self sufficient for our family

We are on our way to live self sufficient but it is a goal we might never reach. Why not? Because living self sufficient is more about making choices than about making jam. It is more about taming cravings and training willpower than growing enough potatoes.

So what CAN you expect in this blog? Tips and tricks from practical realists, ideas and experiments worth mentioning, our stories that are interesting enough to be told.

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Smart strategies for self sufficiency

We like our wide variety in freshly produced vitamins all year round. Yes you do get creative when you have heaps of zucchini (courgette) in June or daily kilo’s of tomatoes in August, but after a week it’s not fun anymore.
And besides: more diversity is more nutritious. Eating a variety of foods can help prevent diseases and did you know that all different colors in food bring different nutrients?

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Color your salads all year round

Our salads are usually just beautiful, and when we have guests at the table we like to make them fantastic. And all it takes, is a bit of fun with:
– edible flowers
– fresh herbs
– colorful fruits
– nuts and seeds
– microgreens

Take responsibility for your health and spice up your salads!

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Bogata Šuma

about us
you're welcome
the name Bogata Suma
"eco" for us
self sufficienct living

Barbara Scheltus
Peter Scheltus

digital nomads welcome!

artist in residence

eco venue Croatia
venue with organic food
venue pictures

picture gallery
pictures forest garden
pictures natural home
pictures ecological garden


Permaculture farm in Croatia

permaculture @ Bogata Suma
permaculture principles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
our permaculture designs
natural resources
compost and fertilizers

goat stable
rabbit palace
chicken garden design
permaculture greenhouse
forest gardens
food forest
food savannah
net and pan orchard
tree guillds
garden projects
- terraced garden beds
- keyhole gardens
- edible fence
natural playground
natural playground design
the house
strawbale insulation
compost toilet
summer kitchen
natural swim pond


What we do

calender of workshops & courses
permaculture workshops
Cultural Emergence
permaculture teacher Barbara Scheltus

Country Life Academy

micro restaurant The Table

volunteering with us
volunteers about us
pictures with volunteers

Camping in nature

in Google maps

Camping in nature
Our permaculture camp site

"eco" for us
Welcome at our table
Our ideas about food

venue in nature in Croatia
venue with catering
venue pictures


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