Beyond Buckthorns - the regenerative permaculture homestead in rural Finland

A life beyond sea buckthorns. A journey into regenerative gardening, agroecology, permaculture, biogas and food in rural Finland, Laitikkala - Pälkäne.

Find more out about us!

BeyondBuckthorns - Permaculture Homestead in rural Finland
Dandelion - symbolizing the tenacity of our homestead

Come visit!

All visits must either be part of the course or help us with some tasks.

Please contact us in advance - at least one week before.

Come visit!

A world full of knowledge

Study permaculture!

Are you interested in a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design? Then Nick could be your tutor!

About permaculture tutoring

The world as guest at Beyond Buckthorns - come Wwoofing

Be a Wwoofer!

Wwoof = World wide opportunity in organic farming.

You want to help us in our garden or with projects?

Become a Wwoofer

Support our efforts

In 2022, we founded Vihreä Pourusmäki RY - an association for rural development.

Become a supporting member

With hosts that are so warm and knowledgeable, the PDC at Beyond Buckthorns is magical. Discussions of all sorts, friendships begin to flourish.

Alexis, PDC participant 2022
Permaculture courses at Beyond Buckthorns
06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024
Course language:

This course in Finnish only! 

Please read the details in the Finnish course description

DIY Biogas movie

Holy Shit - a journey into DIY biogas - movie poster

In 2023 Nick released his documentary "Holy Shit - a journey into DIY biogas".

Find out where to watch

Latest news

Biogas lecture at Aalto design factory - Photo by Ronja Tammenpää

Biogas lecture and Workshop at Aalto Design Factory

In early 2024 Aalto student Timon Schapals contacted me regarding my availability for a biogas lecture and workshop. When it comes to biogas I always have time - it is just a question of funding. 

Viherpiha magazin - issue 2/2024

Beyond Buckthorns got featured in the Viherpiha magazine

We were featured in a really nice six-page article in the 2/24 issue of Viherpiha magazine.


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From the garden

Traditional painting with friends and family

PermaBlitz DesignCamp 2023 - Photo by Gergő Szász

Food forest in Zone 1 at Beyond Buckthorns

Nick and Lumia

About us and our permaculture homestead

Beyond Buckthorns is a homestead and education centre. In the past years, we have worked on the old log house and its three-hectare plot in accordance with sustainability, esp. the principles of permaculture.