Welcome to the PermaCafe

Over the past years the Finnish permaculture association used all kinds of different tools and processes to get members involved. The following design used permaculture ethics and principles to introduce a new social design tool called PermaCafé…

Ritvas Permaculture Garden

Designing a permaculture garden for a friend of mine in Finland was fun. I appreciated been given that opportunity. Read about the entire Permaculture design process using Looby's design web.

Making dandelion honey

How to make dandelion syrup - recipe and Lumia explaining the process on a video! Have you ever heard of vegan honey? It's not the latest superfood, but just a nice name for dandelion syrup which you can make in your own kitchen, no bees needed,…

Introducing the Jean-Luc

Since I got dropped into biogas, working with Prof. TH Culhane on different biogas projects, I always wanted to have a biogas system on my own. When I came to Finland I finally got the space to build a biogas digester and then actually experiment…

4 years BeyondBuckthorns

It’s our four year anniversary here at BeyondBuckthorns! On the 23rd of May 2016 we arrived from Germany to start our new life in rural Finland; to create a Nordic Permaculture paradise and a life that makes a difference.

Updates from the growing shelf

planting, pruning, grafting and building. Check our Easter update.