Recap – Permablitz designCamp 2021

In 2020 I designed a new type of permaculture course, the design crash course called designCamp. By stepping through a design process in one or two days the participants learn about the process and get inspiration. Read the recap of the 2021…

Amazing Zucchini Chutney

We love zucchinis in this house. I always plant a lot, like 10 plants, and they tend to succeed every year, so we eat a lot of zucchinis from July to the first frost (usually sometime in September). We of course preserve a lot of it, too, for the…

Eutopia borealis

When Lumia and I moved to Finland in 2016 we started observing right away. We discovered micro climates, areas where edible fungi grew, natural trees nurseries, etc. We also noticed one particular area. An area that somehow seemed out of context…

Garden feelings in June

Our five year anniversary at Beyond Buckthorns came and went. I will show you how our place is looking now, in beautiful and hot June 2021.

PermaPuheet

The PermaPuheet is a design for a series of lectures for the Finnish Permaculture Association. It was well received by many members and helped to more than double the number of members within 3 month.

Catching the rain

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…