2 Bokashi buckets

Bokashi is one of the the hot topics that I came across in 2017. I actually came across it looking for EM, Effective Microorganisms. In 2018 I looked for Bokashi buckets but could only find those from Japan that come with a price tag of about 60,- € in Germany, and 90,- € in Finland.

Lumia holding a wand

The wand chooses the wizzard - How to find a Diploma tutor

Before my PDC at Elontila it was already clear that I would start the process of getting a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (DAPD).

Meeting the Nordic Institute of Permaculture in Oslo at ByKuben

Meeting the Nordic Institute of Permaculture in Oslo

On Friday morning Lumia brought me to Hämeenlinna so that I could take the bus to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, in order to catch the plane to Oslo. Why Oslo? This years, 2019, Nordic Institute of Permaculture meeting was held in Oslo and the Finns requested their membership some weeks before.

IKEA Lack table - with more storage space

Hacking an IKEA Lack table the Permaculture way

I’m on my way in preparation for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and therefore always have the principles and also the OBREDIM process in mind. Some of the designs of the Diploma will be about BeyondBuckthorns and our house.

printed Lunar Calendar for 2019

A printable Lunar Calendar for 2019

Between the years there is usually a lot of time for thoughts, friends, movies, books, projects and all kinds of things. At Beyondbuckthorns we have started to plan the next year, the next gardening season. 

Starting with Kombucha

Starting with Kombucha

This article is a recipe for me (actually more a documentation) and for Maria who I have given a "mother" during the meeting of the Finnish Permaculture Association in Koroinen, because she asked me for one during our PDC a

The Finnish Permaculture Associationas winter meeting in Koroinen

The Finnish Permaculture Associationas winter meeting in Koroinen

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th November 2018 the Finnish Permaculture Association came together for their annual autumn / winter meeting.

Lumia and Nick holding their PDC

Getting a Permaculture Design Certificate

In 2018 a public garden run by a non for profit organization suddenly re-branded themselves as a Permaculture. I had a longer discussion with their head gardener which I knew from one of the community gardens and a very short discussion with one of the “managers” who I knew from Transition Town.

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This Fall's Garden Harvest in One Post

Bean harvest 2017

Fall 2017 has been somewhat crazy. Perhaps there'll be a little retrospect on it later, but for now let's look at some of the delicious veggies we were able to harvest this autumn from our annuals garden.

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Aronia Mitschurinii harvest
Tiny cucumber
Participants at the Biogas Workshop at the Finnish Permaculture farm Beyond Buckthorns
Kevätmessut garden Alice in Wonderland center piece
Green peas growing
Cranes over the barn
Harvest of different types of squashes
4.6KWP Photovoltaic system on a house in Finland