Cultural Emergence Design Course Croatia 2019


23rd April - 28th April 2019


Looby Macnamara
Barbara Scheltus


Bogata Suma, Croatia

Course Description

This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. We will be using the Design Web to create a design for ourselves as well as exploring how it can best be used in different scenarios. You will leave with a design for integrating Cultural Emergence into your life at many levels.

During our time together we will focus on how we can dedicate our energy to finding solutions for ourselves and the world. This will be a richly nourishing, empowering and truly 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

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.

  • A powerful design for realising your own goals and visions
  • Time for self-reflection, self-awareness and growth.
  • A space to nourish you and your own unique gifts and grow your confidence.
  • The chance to consider and clarify your contribution to the world.
  • Deep connections and the creation of community with like minded people.
  • Nourishing food, fun, music and creative ideas.
  • Time to nurture your growth and the visions you hold, empowering you to keep to your true path in life.

This is an advanced version of the course, specifically for those already on their permaculture and Cultural Emergence learning pathways. We therefore ask that people have already done or about to do a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) and an ACE- Activating Cultural Emergence course. the ACE course is available in Germany in December and online

This course can be particularly useful for anyone who

  • Is at a turning point in their lives
  • Working with other people in a project
  • Wishing to bring more effectiveness into their lives
  • Is already on their Cultural Emergence learning pathway
  • Permaculturists who want to focus on people based designs

I feel I am going away packed with new tools and inspiration and I’m ready to create a positive shift and change the world through conscious design, love and kindness. Thank you for the wonderful time and for sharing with us everything that makes it special.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and nudging the possibility for a new culture to emerge within me, with me and around me.

Not enough words for the training - wonderful, deep, inspiration for a real cultural change and emergence.


The course begins at 11am on Tues 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 full fee

€420 for those on low income

we may  have some bursary places available, please be in contact to find out more.


For enquiries and booking please contact:

 Email Barbara

Bring your own camping gear for no extra costs.
Share a room with 1 other (6 beds available): € 10.00 per night extra
Share a caravan with 1 other (2 beds available): € 7.50 per night extra
Share a room with 2 others: (6 beds available): € 7.50 per night extra

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

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

By car: use Google maps to find campsite Bogata Suma.
By public transport: in Karlovac you take a bus to Vojnic (pronounce: "Wojneech"). Let us know your time of arrival and we'll pick you up at the bus station.

Please contact Barbara for more transport information Email

Facilitators & Venue

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 Emergnece. Looby is author of 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.

Barbara lives and gardens at Bogata Suma. She 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.

Bogata Suma

Bogata Suma is a permaculture homestead in Croatia. We like to create a sustainable habitat by following nature's patterns. We are living in nature, learning from nature, using permaculture principles and we are on our way to live self sufficient.

As a (camping) guest you can enjoy the fresh water from our wells, healthy food from our ecological garden, fruits from the food savanna, the living fence and forest garden, mushrooms from our forest, and eggs and meat from our stable.

We care for the earth by using regenerative techniques on our 12 hectares. We like to design our terrain and (parts of) our life and we like to inspire others to do so too. We host volunteers from all over the world to teach them about permaculture and a sustainable, self sufficient lifestyle.

At Bogata Suma we care for the future by inspiring others to live a natural life too, by investing and spending our money wisely and by setting up a sustainable home in nature for local elderly.