Beyond Buckthorns - the regenerative permaculture homestead in rural Finland

A life beyond sea buckthorns. A journey into regenerative gardening, agroecology, permaculture, biogas and food in rural Finland, Laitikkala - Pälkäne.

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BeyondBuckthorns - Permaculture Homestead in rural Finland
Dandelion - symbolizing the tenacity of our homestead

Come visit!

All visits must either be part of the course or help us with some tasks.

Please contact us in advance - at least one week before.

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A world full of knowledge

Study permaculture!

Are you interested in a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design? Then Nick could be your tutor!

About permaculture tutoring

The world as guest at Beyond Buckthorns - come Wwoofing

Be a Wwoofer!

Wwoof = World wide opportunity in organic farming.

You want to help us in our garden or with projects?

Become a Wwoofer

Support our efforts

In 2022, we founded Vihreä Pourusmäki RY - an association for rural development.

Become a supporting member

PDC course will change your perspective to gardening. To understand how you can mimic nature in your process in gardening will make wonders to the nature around you and your crops.

Eve, PDC participant 2023
Peek into Permaculture in Helsinki
17.08.2024 - 17.08.2024
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Are you interested in creating a more sustainable life for yourself and eager to learn practical ways to make a positive impact on the environment?

DIY Biogas movie

Holy Shit - a journey into DIY biogas - movie poster

In 2023 Nick released his documentary "Holy Shit - a journey into DIY biogas".

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Latest news

Beyond Buckthorns homestead during the Avoimet puutarhat

The open garden day 2024 was a blast

The days leading up to the event were pretty busy at Beyond Buckthorns. Akiko, our visitor from Japan, painted signs, which Nick then placed in their final locations. Lumia was busy in the kitchen baking different pies—rhubarb and feta, one sweet and one savory.

Biogas lecture at Aalto design factory - Photo by Ronja Tammenpää

Biogas lecture and Workshop at Aalto Design Factory

In early 2024 Aalto student Timon Schapals contacted me regarding my availability for a biogas lecture and workshop. When it comes to biogas I always have time - it is just a question of funding. 

The age of Digital Permaculture

Digital Permaculture book cover

Digital Permaculture extends the current understanding of permaculture into the digital space.

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From the garden

Zucchinis on the stairs

PermaBlitz DesignCamp 2023 - Photo by Gergő Szász

Traditional painting with friends and family

Nick and Lumia

About us and our permaculture homestead

Beyond Buckthorns is a homestead and education centre. In the past years, we have worked on the old log house and its three-hectare plot in accordance with sustainability, esp. the principles of permaculture.