The Balkan Ecology Project (BALKEP) is a permaculture-inspired, grassroots project based in Eastern Europe (Bulgaria). BALKEP is devoted to the design and exploration of ecologically-sound human habitats and serves as a demonstration site for local residents, communities and visitors from abroad. Our efforts aim to develop thoughtful approaches to food, shelter, community and commerce, while promoting and preserving the unique biological diversity associated with the Balkan region.
This site serves as a catalogue of our development and a portal for you to get involved.
2014 UPCOMING EVENTS
Open garden, seed swap, discussion and plants.
Observations, mapping, surveying techniques, earthworks and planting, balanced with essential theory and exercises to empower you to design and implement your own projects.
We are now offering a diverse collection of healthy and robust plants ideal for forest gardens, perennial plantings, and permaculture systems. Click here to view our plant selection.
Our Nursery is in its fledgling years of development and we are excited to start offering the beautiful and interesting plants that we have nurtured in our gardens. Our plants are reared with various types of organic composts made on site or purchased from local, organic farmers. We use polyculture planting schemes to repel pests and ensure pathogen-free plants.We do NOT use commercial chemicals or practice any methods harmful to the environment. As a result, our plants are more resilient and better prepared for a life outside the nursery setting.
We collect seeds native to the Balkan region as well as exotic species from all over the world , and grow them at our Forest Garden which serves as a demonstration area for our visitors.
Please have a look through the plants we have on offer and if you see some you like contact us with your order, the date you will be visiting and we will prepare your plants ready for collection. We can also deliver anywhere in Europe.