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.

Insulating a rintamamiestalo with hemp

When I first spoke with friends about insulating the house with hemp in 2018 I got all those jokes about hemp that you can get when you are telling about it. But hemp is, alongside with cellulose and straw bale a real good insulating material.…

Inspiration and Learning at the Permaculture Association Fall Event

As you may know, both of us are Finnish Permaculture Association actives since its creation in 2016.

Bulgaria and back - Training Permaculture Teachers course

Some weeks before the 24th Lumia told me about a Teachers Training in Bulgaria. I had noticed that there was an e-mail about it but I didn’t really look into it because I had to write some documents for a client.

Garden news October 2019

Winter has officially arrived. Well not officially, but for me first snow means that autumn is coming to an end, even though it always melts away for another month or even two. Here are some impressions from the garden on the 28th and 29th of…

Zero Waste Challenge - Final Notes

In the first part after week one I decided to track our other trash, namely the recycleables. For the rest of the month of September, for about 3 weeks I did…