Permaculture Design Strategies for Regenerative Futures 5 day course with Graham Burnett @ Balkan Retreat, Serbia

Introduction to Permaculture
Summary information

This condensed 5 day Permaculture Design Course led by experienced teacher and author Graham Burnett is about positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! Through a regenerative learning approach we will come together to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change. Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more.

The format is participatory and dynamic using diverse visual, audio and kinesthetic learning methods such as individual and group work, games, problem solving, discussion, observation, field trips, practical activities, lectures and slideshows.

There are numerous camping spots under the shade of Linden and Elderflower trees and 6 dormitory beds in a one-room hostel. The site has wi-fi, electricity and outdoor toilets and showers.

Please bring:
Tent, if you are camping. If this is not possible, let us know and we might be able to provide a tent for you
Sleeping bag/bedding, if you are camping
Ecological body products
Swim-wear for the lake
Materials for note-taking
Special medical requirements

How to get here:
– We will arrange a taxi to collect you (approx €40)
– Alternatively, make your own way: There are good bus connections from Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade to Sremska Mitrovica, where pick-up can be arranged. Trains also from Zagreb and Belgrade (not from the airport). We are just 15 minutes off the Zagreb – Belgrade motorway (E70). There is plenty of room for parking.

How to book a place:
Email us at [email protected]
Fill out our registration form.
Please make a €50 deposit to secure your place.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
Zike Begojevica 31, Besenovacki Prnjavor, 22212 Besenovo, Serbia
€400 (including all meals and accommodation)
Contact name: 
Vivien von Abendorff
Lead teacher info
Dates and times
5 September 2019 to 9 September 2019
Venue information

The Balkan Retreat is a one acre small-holding that combines arts, hospitality and a permaculture garden, situated in a tiny village in the forested hills of the Fruska Gora National Park in Serbia.

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