Monday, November 24, 2014


Me and my professor wrote a book chapter and finally I got my copy of the book with the snail mail.

Kuva, jonka @gatapirata julkaisi

You can find out more info about the book here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Keyhole garden

At the moment there is nothing much to do in the garden but I am inspired for next years growing season and already plan new things to try. Already in late summer I got an e-mail about how to grow a keyhole garden, it looks quite simple right? I have to read some more into it and see if this could be something to try.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eco tour in Cuenca national parks in Spain

In summer we traveled to Spain for a wedding and decided to travel some more around Spain since we were there. We stayed in Cuenca for 3 days and did a eco tour with a company called Stipa.

It was very refreshing to meet a guide that was so in tune with our values on not harming nature while travelling. She took us to the natural parks around Cuenca and we saw some awesome views. It is very, very pretty there! She also pointed out plants, bird and berries on the way.

Do you think about how you travel and behave as a tourist?

Check out for example these webpages for some ethical travel tips:

Tourism Concern (in English)
Schyst Resande (in Swedish)
Reilu Matkailu (in Finnish)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Miljöaktionsdagarna (Environmental Action Days)

Some weeks ago I participated as a volunteer in the Environmental Action Days for youth in Finland. The idea of these days is to show the participants (16-21-year-old students) how they can influence, change and work for the things that they care about.

The organizations organizing the event and/or presenting what they do during the event where:

Luonto-Liitto (The Finnish Nature League)
Natur och Miljö (The Finnish Society for Nature and Environment)
Maan Ystävät (Friends of the Earth)

Almost all of these organizations have youth-programs in place so if you are interested in volunteering in any of the organizations it's worth checking them out and sending them an e-mail or signing up for any of their activities.

If you are already older, contact them anyway! There is always something you can do.

And if you don't live in Finland, check out your local WWF/Friends of the Earth/ organization and contact them if you are interested in meeting others who care for the environment and do something together with them for the cause you care about.