The Adventure “Leader in Me 4.0” – Kmetija Veles 9-18.08.2023

Having previously experienced non-formal education and youth exchanges through the Erasmus+ programs, when I came across information about the upcoming course “Leader in Me 4.0” in Kmetija Veles, Slovenia, there was no doubt in my mind that I want to be a part of this experience. I had already heard about this beautiful place nestled … Read more

Week 72: Interview with a candidate for LAND center; the uses of zeolite in your garden. Vlad and Nikolina about design in permaculture.

Marija: Eversince I arrived in Bulgaria on my on-arrival training that took place in a natural estate called Blagodat, I had the idea and inspiration to interview the owner. I believe that this kinds of people and stories should be shared more often in order to inspire other people and to show that there is … Read more

Week 71- The celebration of the holiday the Assumption of Mary and delicious traditional food, printing and laminating study material. A short history about permaculture.

Hello dear ones, it’s Marija This week, people in Bulgaria were celebrating the Assumption of Mary. I don’t have  information about every part of Bulgaria, but in Kyustendil area it is celebrated by a ritual called “lifting the bread”. I was invited by friends from Kyustendil to come for the celebration, and it was truly … Read more

week 70 – A story of a permaculture garden in the city; Tips on applying permaculture principles in an office. History of permaculture.

Hello dear ones, it’s Marija This week, I decided to use my vacation days to come back to my home country and take a driving license exam. It felt very nice being with my parents and enjoying my hometown. Everywhere we go, we can find inspiration, so this week I will be sharing with you, … Read more

Week 69 – Hands on experience with Tadelakt. Рисунки за пермакултура от Николина и Влад.

Hello dear ones, it’s Marija As promised, this week’s blog will be dedicated to the art of making a tadelakt plaster. There was a workshop last Saturday, in which I had the honor to be one of the organizer and participant. We made the plaster on a furnace. Around 10 grown-ups and 4 kids were … Read more

Week 68 – Organizing workshops, shearing rams, learning new crafts and whatever else life brings; Andrii’s interview with Veselin Spasov

Hello dear ones, it’s me, Marija This week I was part of the organization for a “tadelakt” workshop. A dear friend from Kyustendil area, made a furnace in her garden, with her own hands, but she was really wondering with what material to cover the top. She saw it in one bathroom, and she really … Read more

Week 67- One step at a time scoring points in the LAND center criteria; the meaning of the names of the months in Ukrainian and its connection to gardening; Andrii making a seed library

Hello dear ones, It’s Marija. My “working week” started on Saturday. In a nearby village, there was a workshop for a natural method for dying clothes with wild plants. It was held by an amazing woman called Nikoleta Ivanova, that made an atelier in her barn, very close to her family’s home. Their family’s estate … Read more

Week 66: Tidying up, impressions from Andrii’s visit to a natural estate; Влад и историята на баба от Украйна за градината (част 2)

Vlad : І так як я вже говорив, що південь України регіон ризикового землеробства де мало опадів, а вода дорогий ресурс бабуся Василиса рекомендує поєднувати кукурудзу та огірки, т’кви та помідори від кукурудзи є невелика тінь та іншим овочевим культурам комфортно, а і при бажанні помідори можна підв’язати до кукурудзи. Бабуся за власними спостереженнями садить … Read more

Week 65 – Welcome to Marija And Хисарлъка Experience Festival

Andrii : Хотел бы рассказать вам про то ощущение что я получил от посещения данного вестеваля который находился в городе Кюстендил. Так начиналось моё путешествие, прекрасное настроение и хороший настрой в предкушении чему-то новому.. Фестиваль состоял с трёх дней и каждый день разные мероприятия и разные стили музыки, для разных категорий общества, все было волшебно, … Read more

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