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 boleralis

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…

Communications at the Finnish Permaculture Association

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…