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18 day compost

Today in Sunseed we will learn how to make compost in just eighteen days. This method is very useful since you will get quality, ready to use, compost in just eighteen days. First we will need to collect our different ingredients, which are greens (leafs and weeds from the garden), browns (a convention of different…

Dimitra´s Sunseed Story

Hello future sunseeders, My name is Dimitra and I’m from Athens, Greece. My experience here has been life-changing, so I wanted to write it down to remember. And then I thought what the heck… I might as well make it public, I can get credit for inspiring a couple of people… Having visited a community…

Sunseed goes Sublime

Our new Sustainable Living Coordinator Markus is currently writing for the first international sustainable living magazine, Sublime. Here are his posts so far. We hope you enjoy them and continue to follow Mark and his reflections on Sunseed, sustainability and community living. Thank you Markus! http://sublimemagazine.com/lifestyle/Whats-Good-For-The-Bee-Is-Good-For-The-Hive http://www.sublimemagazine.com/lifestyle/simplicity-the-solstice

Photo of the Day

3/7/14 The Sustainable Living department today are making natural soaps and shampoos with oils and beautiful flowers from the garden. This is a project developed by our long term EVS volunteers Claudia Gonçalves and our new Sustainable Living coordinator Mark 4/7/14 Today at Sunseed we made did a workshop on how to make our own…

Medicinal plants in the Arboretum

This month we planted medicinal plants in the Arboretum. For that, we previously made a trench to irrigate and we covered the soil around each plant with biomass to avoid evaporation. Stones were set along the trench to keep moisture and let the water go through them. Then, we made some small signs including the…

Tree Nursery for the vegetal regeneration of drylands

Newly germinated seedlings of most plant species find it difficult to survive in semi arid environments. Therefore, seedlings are raised together in a nursery free of any competition until they are sturdy enough for planting out. Only in a nursery can the forester create the growing conditions to raise healthy, vigorous plants. We have to…

Blushing toms and a fresh garden team

A taster of the delights to come… These beauties are our very first tomatoes of the season, long awaited and quickly consumed! We have a whopping 9 varieties of tomatoes in the garden this year including: Black cherry, Yellow pear (pictured), Millefleur and Rose pointy (pictured). Many of these are from seeds that we were…