About Barbara Scheltus - van den Berg

Barbara Scheltus


Barbara Scheltus - van den Berg
+385 95 5555 677

I am originally from the city life of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), I now live in Croatia on our permaculture homestead called Bogata Šuma ("Rich Forest").

We are growing a self-reliant village with like minded people here, in the heart of Croatia.

At Bogata Šuma you can enjoy nature and learn about permaculture - in practice. We organize weekends and courses for people who want to learn about living a good life on the land.

What Barbara Offers

As a facilitator I like to use creativity and all senses to address all learning styles. I see it as my mission to make permaculture and regenerative living practical and fun for people. How can you do things in a simple way, how can you design (parts of) your life so that you are taking good care of the Earth, of yourself and other people, for future generations to come.

Courses I can facilitate:
  • Cultural Emergence Effective Design course
  • Social permaculture and Peace
  • Custom made courses around (social) permaculture and Cultural Emergence
  • Consultancy
  • Design support
Agenda for my courses in Croatia:


  • Dutch
  • Croatian
  • English

About Bogata Suma

Bogata Šuma is designed and developed using permaculture principles. We care for the earth, for the people around us and for the future. We are on our way to live self sufficient and we like to share our abundance. We like to create a sustainable habitat by following nature's patterns.