Blog https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/ en Catching the rain https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/catching-rain <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Catching the rain</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/catching-rain" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/DSC02240.jpg?itok=C0XcuOxE" width="1900" height="1267" alt="Water - element of live" title="Water - element of live" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12.02.2021 - 23:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At Beyond Buckthorns we have our own well. It is 12 – 13 meters deep and is connected to a pump that starts when there is demand. Well water is our drinking and washing water. In 2017 we got hit by 2 droughts. Both together made it necessary to use well water to water the garden. Our main garden is 300 m² in size. And with a drought lasting 3-4 weeks we reached our limit – then the well started to run dry. It was then when I started to design a simple water plan for the garden.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=351&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="rbpJrodvFNabffzwejqcXVjDXjHsg1Kjp7ZgK-nOeQ4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/catching-rain" rel="tag" title="Catching the rain" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Catching the rain</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/catching-rain#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:27:28 +0000 nickisan 351 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Communications at the Finnish Permaculture Association https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/communications-finnish-permaculture-association <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Communications at the Finnish Permaculture Association</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/communications-finnish-permaculture-association" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/DSC09930.jpg?itok=s9YPckaP" width="1900" height="1267" alt="Ice on a window" title="Ice on a window" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01.02.2021 - 01:07</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The idea for this design started in 2017 during a meeting of the Finnish Permaculture Association. When I became chairman of the board in 2019 I was in a unique position. The association was in transition towards sociocratic circular method. The chairman before me had burnout. There was nearly no one around other than Lumia where I could have turned for help. Most members that have been in the board were occupied with their own projects.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=350&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="vrqrfd7n2jeqzj7d4L1FaoEo_cH0Nbcpf6q-mGswTRQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/communications-finnish-permaculture-association" rel="tag" title="Communications at the Finnish Permaculture Association" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Communications at the Finnish Permaculture Association</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/communications-finnish-permaculture-association#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Sun, 31 Jan 2021 23:07:44 +0000 nickisan 350 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/energy/testing-flir-c2-thermal-cam <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/energy/testing-flir-c2-thermal-cam" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/Sequence%2003.Still001.jpg?itok=LlUWlLkc" width="1920" height="1080" alt="Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam at Beyond Buckthorns permaculture Laitikkala " title="Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam at Beyond Buckthorns permaculture Laitikkala " typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 22.11.2020 - 16:52</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>Before Christmas 2019 we bought a FLIR cam, a thermal image camera. With that cam it is possible to detect leaks of warmth in a building. It shows temperature as colour as an overlay over a normal photo. The temperature overlay colours go from yellow (hot) down to dark blue (cold) and they are set relative to the actual temperature. The image also shows the temperature in focus as number.</span></p></div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=349&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="c0QJMn3wmwL9K-v5Go7USLBilFd2c1y8MxYISFjzxOA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/energy/testing-flir-c2-thermal-cam" rel="tag" title="Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/energy/testing-flir-c2-thermal-cam#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:52:06 +0000 nickisan 349 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Piirit Koroisilla https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/finnish-permaculture-association/piirit-koroisilla <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Piirit Koroisilla</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/finnish-permaculture-association/piirit-koroisilla" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/IMG_20201003_125026.jpg?itok=eyC6Zh6y" width="4160" height="3120" alt="Permaculture meeting in Koroinen" title="Permaculture meeting in Koroinen" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/lumi" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lumi</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 23.10.2020 - 17:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Finnish Permaculture Associations events are always nice. This autumn we met in Koroinen, Turku. Read all about it!</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=347&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="lDOeYb7lKOLWCSjshNVloaxxp6d0PEeH_tCryHYX_dM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/finnish-permaculture-association/piirit-koroisilla" rel="tag" title="Piirit Koroisilla" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Piirit Koroisilla</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/finnish-permaculture-association/piirit-koroisilla#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:13:48 +0000 lumi 347 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Templating a workshop https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/templating-workshop <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Templating a workshop</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/templating-workshop" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/IMG_20200830_140609.jpg?itok=YXgi9iII" width="1900" height="1425" alt="Biogas workshop at Beyond Buckthorns" title="Biogas workshop at Beyond Buckthorns" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 04.10.2020 - 13:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Designing a biogas workshop that can be delivered over and over again. Creating a workshop blueprint. </p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=346&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="KQf4_ezqytpXCqdRVO1YPp4xPeH0X8IDBROqmAdJ8Is"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/templating-workshop" rel="tag" title="Templating a workshop" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Templating a workshop</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/templating-workshop#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:08:25 +0000 nickisan 346 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Permablitz designCamp https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/permablitz-designcamp <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Permablitz designCamp</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/permablitz-designcamp" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/DSC02584.jpg?itok=qyUhIiL7" width="1900" height="1267" alt="first designCamp at Beyond Buckthorns - participants" title="first designCamp at Beyond Buckthorns - participants" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 22.08.2020 - 12:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In early 2020 we bought the neighbors 0,5ha pine forest / recreational spot that was years back sold to them by Lumia's, my wife’s parents. The neighbors wanted to sell and for us it was a good opportunity to buy. Lumia then started the process of acquisition and some time later we owned the place.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=345&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="Dd8xPCfaHpn-JWnxiKey3wwcGrftJdAk6Mxa6wH2W9M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/permablitz-designcamp" rel="tag" title="Permablitz designCamp" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Permablitz designCamp</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/permablitz-designcamp#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Sat, 22 Aug 2020 09:57:13 +0000 nickisan 345 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Welcome to the PermaCafe https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/welcome-permacafe <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Welcome to the PermaCafe</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/welcome-permacafe" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/1595684983518.jpg?itok=CVqVUm8Q" width="1900" height="1425" alt="Introducing the PermaCafé at the associations meeting" title="Introducing the PermaCafé at the associations meeting" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 09.08.2020 - 22:24</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=344&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="KwsSWS29ePVtBKUwDlZmNgYwLSvFKPY14HIS0inRZI0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/welcome-permacafe" rel="tag" title="Welcome to the PermaCafe" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Welcome to the PermaCafe</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/welcome-permacafe#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:24:19 +0000 nickisan 344 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Ritvas Permaculture Garden https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/ritvas-permaculture-garden <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ritvas Permaculture Garden</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/ritvas-permaculture-garden" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/DSC02265.jpg?itok=IxCUD8uT" width="1900" height="1267" alt="Permaculture tomato house" title="Permaculture tomato house" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09.07.2020 - 13:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=342&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="u4XKeKwglJhNWCKLG7rO2QphTOnKGICXjG13plRWWDk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/ritvas-permaculture-garden" rel="tag" title="Ritvas Permaculture Garden" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Ritvas Permaculture Garden</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/ritvas-permaculture-garden#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:00:01 +0000 nickisan 342 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Making dandelion honey https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/food/making-dandelion-honey <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Making dandelion honey</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/food/making-dandelion-honey" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/IMG_20200530_121026.jpg?itok=Erre87P3" width="4160" height="3120" alt="Making dandelion honey at Beyond Buckthorns" title="Making dandelion honey at Beyond Buckthorns" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/lumi" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">lumi</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01.07.2020 - 15:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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, and which really tastes like mild honey! I made this treat earlier this summer when dandelions were in season. And when they are in season, we really do have enough!</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=339&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="xKUeKcl0FZTq5B_-yRqxxRgSjwgJoMQoH_UJVYRqhY0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/food/making-dandelion-honey" rel="tag" title="Making dandelion honey" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Making dandelion honey</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/food/making-dandelion-honey#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:33:20 +0000 lumi 339 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com Introducing the Jean-Luc https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com/content/dapd/introducing-jean-luc <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Introducing the Jean-Luc</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-bild field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/content/dapd/introducing-jean-luc" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_crop/public/news/IMG_20200509_134524.jpg?itok=BjHG48_O" width="1900" height="1425" alt="Introducing the Jean-Luc - the biogas digester at Beyond Buckthorns" title="Introducing the Jean-Luc - the biogas digester at Beyond Buckthorns" typeof="foaf:Image" loading="lazy" class="image-style-node-crop" /> </a> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/nickisan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nickisan</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09.06.2020 - 12:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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 with it.</p> </div> <section id="comments"> <h2 id="comment_form">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=340&amp;2=comment_node_news&amp;3=comment_node_news" token="BNVmKOnImCTqeMFW0pbZd77EhGeSSdb-RAJ5Dyxpc-c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/content/dapd/introducing-jean-luc" rel="tag" title="Introducing the Jean-Luc" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Introducing the Jean-Luc</span></a></li><li class="comment-add"><a href="/content/dapd/introducing-jean-luc#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="en">Add new comment</a></li></ul> </div> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 09:49:04 +0000 nickisan 340 at https://www.beyondbuckthorns.com