Welcome to the Diploma page at Beyondbuckthorns. Dominik and Lumia are both within the process of the "Diploma in Applied Permaculture design" since early 2019. Dominiks tutor is Cathrine Dolleris. Lumias is yet to be decided. On this site you can read through Dominik's designs and follow the process. All designs come online while being worked on. This gives you the abbility to comment on what we are currently working on. You can be part of the Diploma process as well. Join us! Comment! The content below is in chronological order. The latest content is on top. Feel free to browse wild. Please be advised that not all designs that will be shown here will end up in the final Diploma presentation.

Communication design for the Finnish Permaculture Association

A large portion of the Finnish population (5,52 mil) lives in the Greater Helsinki region (1,4 mil). That is ~ 25,45% of the entire Finnish population. The rest of the population is scattered across the country, with some larger cities (>100.…

Templating a workshop

Designing a biogas workshop that can be delivered over and over again. Creating a workshop blueprint.

Permablitz designCamp

In early 2020 we bought the neighbors 0,5ha pine forest / recreational spot that was years back sold to them by Lumia's, my wife’s parents. The neighbors wanted to sell and for us it was a good opportunity to buy. Lumia then started the process… more

Welcome to the PermaCafe

Over the past years the Finnish permaculture association used all kinds of different tools and processes to get members involved. The following design used permaculture ethics and principles to introduce a new social design tool called PermaCafé… more

Ritvas Permaculture Garden

Designing a permaculture garden for a friend of mine in Finland was fun. I appreciated been given that opportunity. Read about the entire Permaculture design process using Looby's design web.

Introducing the Jean-Luc

Since I got dropped into biogas, working with Prof. TH Culhane on different biogas projects, I always wanted to have a biogas system on my own. When I came to Finland I finally got the space to build a biogas digester and then actually experiment… more