Drone image of design zone for the designCamp 2021

Recap – Permablitz designCamp 2021

In 2020 I designed a new type of permaculture course, the design crash course called designCamp. By stepping through a design process in one or two days the participants learn about the process and get inspiration. Read the recap of the 2021 designCamp.


Eutopia borealis - arial image

Eutopia borealis

When Lumia and I moved to Finland in 2016 we started observing right away. We discovered micro climates, areas where edible fungi grew, natural trees nurseries, etc. We also noticed one particular area. An area that somehow seemed out of context to me. It was used for growing vegetables – far away from the house, close to the main road. The whole area is one big gentle slope with a front row of plums, aronia, apples, currents and sea buckthorns down the slope. Delicious fruits and berries! 

At the Garden

Perennial flower bed & tontuntalo

Garden feelings in June

Our five year anniversary at Beyond Buckthorns came and went. I will show you how our place is looking now, in beautiful and hot June 2021.


When we got the offer from Lumias mother to take over her two-hectare premises in the countryside of Finland we jumped for joy. For us living in the countryside in a house with a big garden was a big dream - after years and years of city dwelling we had grown to realize we want to live in nature, with nature, and this was our chance...