Evaluation and site analysis 1: Sectors

Previous article in PDA: Iso-orvokkiniitty: the site. This article is part of Erkki’s Permaculture Diploma Portfolio.  In my first PD article I described our natural geographic situation so it would be easier for the reader to understand where we are, from a natural, geographic and climatic point of view. In the second article I tried to describe ”where…

Iso-orvokkiniitty: the site

Previous article This article is part of Erkki’s Permaculture Diploma Portfolio. Part of it was written already in 2015 when I first started writing our permaculture design. Of course a lot has happened after that and I have updated it to today’s situation. In my first PD article I described our natural geographic situation so…

Karjalohja: the location and connecting to history

This article is part of Erkki’s Permaculture Diploma Portfolio (2nd article). Previous article: 60 Degrees North, 23 East Karjalohja Karjalohja, where Iso-orvokkiniitty is located, is situated in the western Uusimaa region 85 km west of Helsinki, south of the main E18 motorway between Helsinki and Turku. From Iso-orvokkiniitty it is 70 minutes drive to Helsinki. The…

Mushroom cultivation at Iso-orvokkiniitty

For some reason experimenting with mushroom cultivation was something we (especially Erkki) wanted to do in our permaculture project. The main idea was to develop a kind of low-tech mushroom cultivation system following the lines of traditional Japanese outdoor shiitake cultivation. On the other hand the idea of just buying the inoculation material wasn’t satisfying…

FOREST GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH JEROME OSENTOWSKI

COOL CLIMATE PERMACULTURE COURSE @ ISO-ORVOKKINIITTY Saturday 19th September at 9am – 4pm, lectures at Överby Espoo, Pehtorinkuja 3 Sunday 20th September at 10am – 5pm practical workshop at Iso-orvokkiniity in Karjalohja, address Varkalahdentie (iso-orvokkiniitty.fi). (ilmoitus suomeksi) Join us to learn about forest gardens in cool climates and about extending the growth season with passive solar greenhouses. We have invited…

Permaculture: a presentation

(This text was written by Pinja as an English language portfolio exercise which she presented orally to her class in Espoo Steiner School high school. Erkki has corrected some spelling mistakes.) Permaculture The purpose of this portfolio My purpose in this portofolio is to present the ethics and priciples of permaculture. I have concentrated on…