Two Hazelnuts on the a table

It's nuts - about growing nut trees in Finland

Over the past few years, nuts and food forests have become some of the trendiest topics in Finland. I'm quite fond of nuts.


Holy Shit - a journey into DIY Biogas poster

Holy Shit - a journey into DIY Biogas - documentary is now live on Youtube

The US DIY biogas community thrives with numerous individual projects tackling the increasingly pressing subject of energy and food independence. "Holy Shit - A Journey into DIY Biogas" is a captivating documentary which portraits the world of homemade biogas systems in America.


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Fully booked! Are you looking to learn about sustainable and eco-friendly gardening and farming techniques? Come and join our permaculture design certificate course in beautiful rural Finland! Our course covers a wide range of topics, from natural building and composting, to water management and forest gardening. You'll learn from experienced instructors and have the opportunity to put your newfound skills into practice at our permaculture demonstration site.

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This course is in Finnish only! Please read the details in the Finnish course description!

About us and our permaculture homestead

Beyond Buckthorns is a permaculture homestead and education centre. In the past years, we have worked on the old log house and its three-hectare plot in accordance with the principles of permaculture. Close to our hearts are e.g. fairness, producing your own food (especially different fruit trees, herbs and annual vegetables and conserving food), biogas, sustainable and ecological living and renovation of an old house and all kinds of experimentation!