Amazing Zucchini Chutney

We love zucchinis in this house. I always plant a lot, like 10 plants, and they tend to succeed every year, so we eat a lot of zucchinis from July to the first frost (usually sometime in September). We of course preserve a lot of it, too, for the…

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.