You are warmly invited to the first training in the Netherlands with John Croft.

During my first encounter in Germany, summer 2008, with the sparkling Dragon Dreaming methodology, my first reaction was: this is truly a transformational method!

What is Dragon Dreaming

Dragon Dreaming is an original method to transform ideas into successful projects where creativity and enthusiasm are inevitable.

The method combines the latest insights in Quantum Physics, Systems Theory and the Timeless Wisdom of Ancient Cultures (Aboriginal).

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At my next meeting with John Croft, this summer in Finland, John has agreed to reserve his 2 remaining time slots for 2009 for the Netherlands.

With great pleasure I have worked on the preparation, resulting in the first Introduction training.

This training takes place on November 20, 21 an 22, 2009 in De Vlierhof in Keeken in Germany (just across the border near Nijmegen – Holland).

Classes are taught by John Croft in the English language.

Full details for registration, location and costs, see Attachement Details I;
People from all over Europe are welcome to participate.
The number of participants is limited to 20, and we received already reservations.

Participants can give a presentation of the projects in which they are involved and your own projects can be the subject of training.

Attachment Details II provides some more information on John Croft and Dragon Dreaming.


In 2010, follow-up trainings are planned.

The first will be an Intensive Course, which will last about 5/7 days in which we go deeper into the versatility of the methodology, tailored to current projects of participants. As a result you will be able to initiate or follow-up truly successful projects.

The next training will be a Train-the-Trainer Course, in which participants are trained to provide Dragon Dreaming Training themselves.

The Train-The-Trainer Course will only be accessible to those, who have done the Introduction- or Intensive Course and have practised the methodology.

Given the nature of this training, places will be limited.

See you in De Vlierhof!

With warm regards,

Rolf Grooten
Tel. 00 31 (0) 6 107 59 765

Gaia Unlimited
Platform Sustainable Development

Rolf Grooten


  • Supporting Sustainable Development;
  • Ecovillage Development & Design;
  • Low Impact building;
  • Promoting Dreagon Dreaming.


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French


  • European wide, with experience in Croatia, Bosnia, France, Holland.


rolfSince around 2000 I started my third career in life, and that is about Sustainability. Through development work in Eastern Europe, I came to the conclusion that development was not so much needed in so-called developping countries, but in the developed Western Europe.

Changing our neo-colonial attitude is our big challenge if we want survive as a species.
Study in Ecovillage Design was the logical next step.

My second career was a preparation for this. From 1984 to 2000, as a nomadic Taoist I travelled through Europe and beyond, while living in southern France. All under the pretext, and as a source of income, as merchant in antique clocks as well as paintings and vintage cars.

My first career again was a preparation for this. Policeman, a business career, studies in marketing and management, language, monetary economics and philosophy gave me insight into what went wrong in our beautiful world.

Now, having matured a bit, I find my greatest joy in sharing the treasures which I collected during my rich and fulfilling life.

This joy is so marvellously expressed by the Persian poet Djallaladin Rumi,

Find the real world, give it endlessly away
Grow rich, fling to all who ask
Live at the empty heart of the paradox
I’ll dance with you there, cheek to cheek.

Leo Bakx - PermaDesign


  • Permaculture Design Certificate course
  • Permaculture Design projects
  • PermaBlitz projects
  • Community technology development


  • English
  • Dutch


  • Eindhoven


From 1965-1990 Leo organized and delivered presentations, courses and tours for local and regional nature and environment organisations such as NVWS (astronomy and meteorology), KNNV (field biology) en IVN (nature and environmental education) and worked as a volunteer for De Kleine Aarde, Vogeltjesmuseum and Milieu Educatie Centrum.

From 1990 till 2005 activities shifted to graphic design, information and communication technology. Since 2005 he combines his passion for nature, environment, sustainability and self-sufficiency with his educational mission and ICT skills as an independent advisor and developer.

Leo is a certified primary school teacher and secondary school biology & Dutch language teacher. He is a member of NIBI, the Dutch organisation for biology professionals.

From 2003 till 2007 Leo lived in Western Australia where he got his Permaculture Design Certificate from David Coleman and Claire Everett of Living Waters Permaculture Foundation in Denmark, Western Australia. He also attended a workshop Greywater Systems with Ross Mars in Rockingham, WA. He developed projects for the Denmark High School, Denmark Tip Shop, Denmark Environment Centre and West Pilbara Communities for Children. As a volunteer he was involved with Albany GateWAy, Denmark WA Learning Community, Australian Bamboo Society and Ecocean.

Back in the Netherlands (April 2007) he joined Transition Town Eindhoven (TTE) and Ecodorp Brabant as a volunteer. For TTE he initiated the first PermaBlitz in July 2009.