Nordic Institute of Permaculture group photo by Philip Varionov

Every year, usually on the first weekend of February, the Nordic Institute of Permaculture meets at one of the members countries. Currently those are Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. All members of the national member associations are invited to join the meeting.

Insulating a rintamamiestalo with hemp

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. But first things first.

Presentation at the FPA event

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.

Training Permaculture Teachers course in Gorno Draglishte Bulgaria

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 October 2019.

Plastic trash

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 just that, and here are some notes about it.

A shed at Beyond Buckthorns

The Biogas Shed

It is 2017 and my parents were on holidays at Beyond Buckthorns and they told me during a walk that something needs to be done with one of the sheds, especially with the color of the walls, which was already coming off.

One week's trash

Zero Waste September Challenge – Thoughts after Week One

In Finland September is Zero Waste challenge month.

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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 October 2019.

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Bee on a calendula flower
Lumia and Nick holding their PDC
Blooming Zucchini Plant
Blackberry plant
Carrots in sand
Mega Zucchini ready for seed collection
Sea Buckthorn Harvest
Bean harvest 2017