Balkan Ecology Project (BALKEP) is a permaculture inspired, grassroots project based in South Eastern Europe, Bulgaria. The project is family run by a couple and their two children. They are supported by friends, family, volunteers, customers and national organisations and professionals.
The project’s mission is to provide tried and tested models of food production for temperate climates that promote biodiversity, yield quality produce while promoting ecosystem health, and that can be replicated easily in terms of the skills required to run them and the financial investment needed to startup. They offer quality education and training to aspiring growers, run a bio nursery growing, selling and promoting the use of plants and plant communities that have high ecological and nutritional value, and carry out exciting and unique research on the subject of growing chemical free food for market and enhancing biodiversity in the Polyculture Market Garden.