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.

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…

Continuous integration Part 2

Since I wrote about "Continuous Integration" some time has gone by. Good to have you here again. I have evaluated the design before implementation, ran a reiteration twice and then started implementing.

Continuous integration

The used process for this design is Obr3dim, an Obredim variant. Use the jump menu to dive into the different steps. 

The wand chooses the wizzard - How to find a Diploma tutor

Before my PDC at Elontila it was already clear that I would start the process of getting a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (DAPD).