ZAYTUNA FARM IS A SERIOUS SPACE FOR LEARNING PERMACULTURE.
Zaytuna farm is a beautiful place to live, plenty of healthy food, clean water, wonderful nature and you are right in it and responsible for it. Everything is what you make of it, the community that you will come to join, is forever evolving so it solely depends on the people presently there creating the space for communal activities and true connection.
Zaytuna Farm is a serious space for learning Permaculture, suited for mature individuals. I would recommend it to you if you are a hardworking, dedicated individual, who is willing to test their ability and willing to stretch and grow on all levels. It has a very practical diverse field to learn from, you are expected to take initiative and come up with new ideas to improve and evolve the present systems. There is a competitive edge at Zaytuna that keeps everybody on their toes.
The environment at the Farm is particularly suited for people who want to become professionals in some way in the permaculture field, and who can do this through their own self-determination, should you successfully complete your stay, you might then get the opportunity to travel to different places to work as a project manager or teacher or you could leave with the confidence to set up your own innovative idea on how to spread Permaculture and sustain a living.
There are plenty of courses at Zaytuna which you will be able to help facilitate and to learn from, get ready for participating in some fascinating courses with international teachers, making some wonderful connections. Learn how to organize these courses in a professional manor and how to cater and engage with a wide variety of different people all eager to engage and learn about Permaculture.
You will find as many challenges as you will joy, depending on how you approach life at the farm, the opportunities to learn and to progress at Zaytuna are endless, you will learn how responsible you really are for creating your own environment and how to approach it more and more from a permaculture mind set.
For children at Zaytuna there is a great amount of space to experience true freedom and independence, to be as a child should be, unconfined by objects which could break, rules which only apply to a very fast, confused and modernized society. Lots of opportunity for your children to interact with all sort of different farm animals, to learn about different cultures, to be outside growing their own food, experiencing the circle of life, this creates human beings who are ready to face the global challenges awaiting them.
For myself and my partner Adam, it has given us the confidence in setting up our own business offering people our help in establishing their Permaculture systems, it has also given Adam the relevant teaching experience to be on his way to becoming a very confident knowledgeable teacher. But not only that, it also teaches you basic life skills, how to pluck and gut a chicken, how to run a main crop and how to milk a cow, skills that we should all know. The year at the farm makes you believe that change is possible, it doesn’t mean it is an easy journey, but it is definitely worth walking, we are the change, creating new paths, hopefully encouraging many more to follow.
– BRIGID STROMBERGER & ADAM AFOULLOUSS