On the fertile land in the Montenegrin village Radanovići, between Budva, Tivat and Kotor, children and adults grow more than 200 types of vegetables, fruits, salads, flowers, herbs and berries for themselves, their friends and visitors.
We care about what happens next to us. Our project is one of the places where the future society is being shaped, and the nature, moral and physical health of people will depend on the direction of this shaping.
Our activities teach not only permaculture, but also the systematization of labor and time, charitable attitudes towards parents, neighbors, and nature.
We came to this world, and the Earth gave us these benefits for free. Let us preserve what we have for future generations.
By participating in the labor process, children and parents receive, among other benefits

— practical knowledge in the work process and are distracted from the virtual world of gadgets;
— meetings and live social communication in different languages with volunteers from different countries who help us on a regular basis, as well as between parents and children;
— realizing the value of labor, health and time.

We use only humus, mulch, water, sun and organic water sources. We do not use any chemical or biological means of influencing plants. We promote absolutely pure products for a healthy lifestyle. We try to combine business with pleasure, work with rest and healthy eating.
We invite everyone who accepts the principles and rules of permaculture.

We have opportunities and you can participate with us financially or with works in the following processes

  • Growing vegetables, fruits, flowers and medicinal plants without any chemical or processing
  • germination of seeds, and growing microgreens and seedlings in pots;
  • raising chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, quail, and rabbits;
  • working in a workshop with a large variety of tools and materials to choose from;
  • organization of quests, lessons and master classes for children and adults on various topics with volunteer leaders and volunteers
  • organization of themed lunch meetings for a company of up to 14 people;
  • use of the kitchen for self-cooking, smoking and preserving products;
  • use of drying nets and refrigeration equipment for drying and preserving products
    You can also take and use the garden beds with all the necessary equipment, electricity and water and organize themed table meetings and recreation on your own;
    We can help you with the overstaying of dogs, cats and other animals.
    For single parents with children, quest programs for getting to know each other and working together in the garden can be interesting, as they reveal the capabilities of each participant to the other, as well as the attitude towards each other before a possible family is created.

Helpers in the garden

There is a lot of work in the garden. We expect your help. After work, we get to know each other and have lunch together.

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Workshops and quests

Follow our announcements on social networks where we plan events.

Dinners, acquaintances and business lunches

Conversations at dinner on various topics: about permaculture, school and child education, about the economy and sports, about life in Montenegro.

Dishes from local products

Try with us local products grown by us and our neighbors. Come with your friends and cook with us.

See more photos here

https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9unBi3DHBXZGkMdA

Volunteers

We always need helpers and your assistance is very important to us. Our project cannot exist without the help of volunteers. We provide housing and places for tents and for living cars with food from the garden in exchange for a few hours of help. We try to create a comfortable and friendly environment for you to work and relax.

You can see volunteer feedback on our social media pages:

https://wwoofindependents.org/en/host/43778
https://www.workaway.info/en/host/591748796445
https://helpx.net/host/688569DN
https://www.worldpackers.com/hosts/community/marcik-lili
https://helpstay.com/
https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/andrei-shkolnikov
https://www.warmshowers.org/user/236827

More photos can be found here
https://photos.app.goo.gl/H9unBi3DHBXZGkMdA

We publish news about the events in:
https://www.instagram.com/marcik_lili
https://www.facebook.com/marciklili/

Please read our rules

Dear friends!

Before agreeing to your arrival with us, we want to see at the very beginning of your letter our code phrase: «I have read your 19 rules and I want to come to you.»
We will be forced to refuse you as an inattentive person if we see in your questions something that is clearly described on the site, for example: «Give us your exact address»

Thank you for wanting to help us in the development of this social project of teaching children and adults about permaculture, work and good relations.

Please follow our rules, which will help each of us feel comfortable here.

  1. We are not constantly in the garden, we have other classes in different places, so the garden may be closed at certain hours and days. Please notify us of your arrival one day before your arrival and one hour before your arrival. Also, please let us know if you have changed your decision to come.
  2. We ask that nervous, forgetful, thoughtful people and those who do not respect nature, time and space of another person do not come.
  3. Please keep communication with us to a minimum. On the website, we have answered the frequent questions asked by our guests. You can see video materials about the work on our YouTube channel, where there will be many answers to your questions as well. For example: where to place the awning, how to use the toilet, where the shower is, how to properly dig beds, how to tie up blackberries, how to weed tomatoes, how to grow cucumbers, how to prune trees, and more. You can read and get the answer.
  4. After you familiarize yourself with the texts and photos on the website and the video materials, we suggest making a video call and getting to know you before your arrival.
  5. We will be happy to chat with you over breakfast and dinner at our place. Thank you for respecting our energy and our time.
  6. We try to behave carefully and respectfully towards others who are present here. Please agree on the time of work and meals and showers in advance so as not to disturb other guests. We don’t have a person to clean up tools or trash after us, we do it ourselves and together.
  7. Please bring your work clothes and gloves.
  8. Please calculate the time of arrival to the garden in the afternoon until the evening, so that you can settle in, take a shower and have dinner with us in advance before dark. After sunset we rest. Whoever is late will not be able to use the kitchen and shower.
  9. Visiting by outsiders together with people who have been granted a stay, only with our consent. The territory, infrastructure and our capabilities limit the number of guests.
  10. In the rooms where we sleep, eat, and work, we always clean each one after ourselves. We wash the floors once every two days alternately. If you don’t want to clean yourself, you can leave a donation for someone else to do it.
  11. We wash off the shower and clean up after ourselves. After taking a shower, dry the floor near the shower cabin. We wash the shower cabin when we wash the floor.
  12. Everyone washes the dishes after themselves after eating. If everyone ate together at the table, the person who did not cook washes the dishes. We keep the kitchen clean and dry. Washed dishes immediately began to dry
  13. We wash the table outside before and after every meal. After eating, we remove everything from the table, leaving no dishes, other things or products.
  14. We put the benches we sit on under the table. We stack the chairs on top of each other.
  15. Use the toilet according to the instructions, clean up after yourself, throw a maximum of 1 handful of sawdust into the toilet, no more. We don’t throw anything else in the toilet, we throw paper in the paper bucket.
  16. We clean tools, containers and materials for work and return them to the same place where they were taken, where they are stored.
  17. If necessary, wash dirty gloves by hand after use. You can also use the washing machine to clean your things.
  18. Please use electricity and water carefully
  19. We sort and collect garbage in designated places. Thanks for understanding. Have a nice time.

Where we are and how to get to us

17 km from Budva, 7 km from Tivat, 7 km from Kotor, 1,8 km from the Tivat-Budva highway. From the Tivat-Budva highway in Radanovici village turn to Bigova village. Drive exactly 1400m and immediately after the sign «KOBRA» turn right down to the middle of the 3 roads on the concrete road. Drive down for 100m. We pass a small house on the right side of the road and follow the field road for another 310m.

Coordinates for navigation:

 42°22’49.7″N 18°44’10.9″E  9PJP+6F Лєшевичі, Чорногорія

You can find news about mature products, events, works, and more on our social media pages.

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