Meeting the Nordic Institute of Permaculture in Oslo at ByKuben

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.

Kevätmessut garden Alice in Wonderland center piece

Kevätmessut 2018 Experiences

Better late than never, right? The Kevätmessut fair took place 12. - 15.04.2018 and I am only now writing about it. But I thought it would be a shame not to write, so here it is.

DIY Biogas Workshop at Sedu Ilmajoki, Finland

A biogas workshop about small scale biogas at Sedu Ilmajoki

On the 25th of April 2018 Lumia and I drove to Ilmajoki. We got invited by Jyrki Ilves to hold a Biogas workshop at SEDU. SEDU is a versatile education and training provider which operates in the South Ostrobothnia region in Finland. 

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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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Huge radishes
Part of our organic corn harvest
Permakulttuuri Nyt event at Annala Helsinki
Aronia Mitschurinii harvest
Biogas Part 1 - the basics
Little squash
Carrots in sand
Box of Finnish strawberries