Spring Update

Wow, its been months since I've posted anything- here at least. I want to save this space for longer articles that don't really have a place on Facebook (where I post updates on an almost daily basis). Spring arrived super late this year and I'm still behind, only 3/9 gardens are complete but the plants that … Continue reading Spring Update

First Winter Update

The past month's been quite busy. Here's a rundown of what's been going on since the new year. Pilot CSA Some of you may have noticed the addition of a new page here at Lillklobb Permaculture: the Pilot Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. This Pilot CSA (kumppanuusmaatalous) is thoroughly explained there, but suffice to say- if you've been … Continue reading First Winter Update

LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 5: Conclusions

Global, Regional, and Neighborhood Analysis can be found here (part 1) Part 2 Site Specific Analysis: Landform, Water, Access & Circulation Part 3 Site Specific Analysis: Vegetation & Wildlife, Microclimates, Buildings & Infrastructure Part 4 Site Specific Analysis: Soils, Current Zones of Use, and  Aesthetics & Experience LKP: A Brief Site Analysis: Conclusions Note: The discussion below … Continue reading LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 5: Conclusions

LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 4: Site Specific Analysis- Soils, Current Zones of Use, Aesthetics & Experience

Global, Regional, and Neighborhood Analysis can be found here (part 1) Part 2 Site Specific Analysis: Landform, Water, Access & Circulation Part 3 Site Specific Analysis: Vegetation & Wildlife, Microclimates, Buildings & Infrastructure Copied from Part 3 Site Specific Analysis Now we will examine 9 layers particular to Lillklobb itself that will help serve to identify design potential … Continue reading LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 4: Site Specific Analysis- Soils, Current Zones of Use, Aesthetics & Experience

LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 3: Site Specific Analysis- Vegetation & Wildlife, Microclimates, Buildings & Infrastructure

Global, Regional, and Neighborhood Analysis can be found here (part 1) Part 2 Site Specific Analysis: Landform, Water, Access & Circulation Copied from Part 2 Site Specific Analysis Now we will examine 9 layers particular to Lillklobb itself that will help serve to identify design potential and parameters (which are two sides of the same coin). These 9 … Continue reading LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 3: Site Specific Analysis- Vegetation & Wildlife, Microclimates, Buildings & Infrastructure

LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 2: Site Specific Analysis- Landform, Water, Access & Circulation

Global, Regional, and Neighborhood Analysis can be found here (part 1) Site Specific Analysis Now we will examine 9 layers particular to Lillklobb itself that will help serve to identify design potential and parameters (which are two sides of the same coin). These 9 layers examine the site as it is, rather than how we might wish … Continue reading LKP: A Brief Site Analysis pt 2: Site Specific Analysis- Landform, Water, Access & Circulation

LKP Update

Tomorrow is Finnish Independence Day, which marks the start of the holiday season here (although "pikku joulu" parties have been on for a while). The situation at Lillklobb has continued to improve as the weather cooperated, allowing me to get nearly everything done outside that had to be done before turning indoors for planning. I'm … Continue reading LKP Update

LKP A Brief Site Analysis pt 1: Global, Regional, and Local Context

Introduction To help get back into using design programs and such for course curriculum development, I thought I'd brush up with a brief site analysis. Going through this process will help me articulate what I've learned over the past year about Lillklobb and hopefully I'll learn a few new tricks with the programs to make … Continue reading LKP A Brief Site Analysis pt 1: Global, Regional, and Local Context

LKP: Backstory pt. 2

(Part 1 can be found here) Asking the second largest municipality in Finland to grant permission to start a small farm on government property with one of the highest levels of legal protection in the country isn't exactly something people generally do. As you might have guessed, I'd never done such a thing before. So when it came … Continue reading LKP: Backstory pt. 2