Free Guided Tours – all year round!

Every Tuesday at 16:00

Winter schedule

Please ring to make a reservation and find out which department is giving their free guided tour this week!

Tuesday 25th November – learn about the importance of our Appropriate Technology department with Emil

Our AT Coordinator, Emil

Why not join us for vegan/vegetarian lunch (14h) or dinner (19h) to make the most of your visit?

Freshly prepared organic food with great company for only 5€ per person

Further information

 Communication and Education Department.

General tour: Get to know more about the overall project.

The tour includes:

  • Introduction to Sunseed: Our vision and mission, brief history of the organisation

  • Introduction to each of the departments.

  • Tour of Sunseed’s facilities: vegetable gardens, community house, appropriate technology devices, tree nurseries, hydraulic ram pump.

  • Tour of Los Molinos del Río Aguas: history of the village and other projects in the area.

Drylands Management and Revegetation Department.

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Get to know about the work of the department, short term and long term objectives, major priorities, focal points and completed projects. The tour includes the following:

  • Introduction to Sunseed: vision and mission, brief history of the organisation and the village of Los Molinos.

  • Environmental context: Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Natural Area. Biodiversity. How plants adapt to this semi-arid environment.

  • Revegetation in the gypsum environment: Challenges, techniques, use of traditional, low impact methods.

  • The “Arboretum” as an educational resource, research area and tree nursery.

  • Former projects and recent practical case studies.

 

Appropriate Technology Department

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This tour involves a brief overview of the concept and rationale behind Appropriate Technology. As well as an explanation of the technological principle and social value in Los Molinos.

Tour will explain the use of AT devices installed at Sunseed, including:

  • Solar Technology: hot water solar panel system, solar ovens, parabolic solar cooker, solar dryers.
  • Photovoltaic panels and energy control and storage devices.
  • Biomass cooker, and thermal mass stove in the main house.
  • Energy monitoring system and information display panel.
  • Hydraulic ram pump and Wind turbine.

 

Organic Gardens Tour 

428627_168739123289354_1264364198_nSunseed has six gardens designated for fruit and vegetable production. We use only ecological growing methods, which means we do not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

On a tour of the gardens you will see:

  • seasonal crops

  • different irrigation techniques including traditional flood irrigation using our 400 year old irrigation channel, built by the Moors, and modern drip-irrigation systems

  • our soil fertility building methods e.g. composting, and liquid fertilisers made from local plants

  • how we make a nutritious compost from human waste using compost toilets

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