Agrocafé: the future of regenerative agriculture

A couple of weeks ago we heard about an Agrocafé organised in Albox, a small village close to Almeria, focussed on regenerative agriculture. This was something we could not resist and so, on the 19th of February, a delegation of “Sunseeders”, including coordinators Gabriel, Silvia and Agnes, together with the interns Pietro and Nerea, and Cina, our Italian EVS, squeezed …

SunseedAgrocafé: the future of regenerative agriculture

Help us Save Río Aguas

The village in which Sunseed sits – Los Molinos de Río Aguas – is an important conservation area with a unique ecosystem. It is the only semi-arid region in Europe and home to wild species, rich formations of gypsum, and a population of roughly 50 people. Everyone in our village depends on the water source of Río Aguas, not to …

SunseedHelp us Save Río Aguas

King’s College visits Sunseed

This week we opened our doors to two groups of Human Geography and Environmental Sustainability university students from Kings College London, who came to find out more about how we are creating and demonstrating sustainable livelihoods here in the deserts of Almeria. The day began with a discussion of what sustainability means – from economic sustainability that aims to generate …

SunseedKing’s College visits Sunseed

Waste Not, Want Not

In October last year we were delighted to host 21 people from Spain, Portugal and Italy for our very first ‘Zero Waste’ Youth Exchange program, right here on the grounds of Sunseed. Financed by Erasmus+, the program raised awareness on waste around the world and demonstrated how we as individuals can easily reduce our environmental impact. During our workshops we …

SunseedWaste Not, Want Not

A new Hope

Getting out of Sunseed for a few days has been the perfect opportunity for me to realize how much I miss the mountain and the green of the trees. The energy of the Pyrenees is unique and in a perfect contrast with the desert of Andalusia. It also made me realized, once again, how the outside society is so unaware …

SunseedA new Hope

The best experience of my life

Why I came to Sunseed: I arrived in Sunseed to do an internship. Last October I got my degree in business economics and I wanted to acquire practical skills and make experiences. I was scrolling down in the list of possible partnership and suddenly the name “sunseed desert technology” fashinated me. When I first had a look at the web …

SunseedThe best experience of my life

Sociocracy 3.0 training for non-profits

Between 21-25 March we will host Xana Piteira and Maria Rute Costa from Orla Design that will show us a pattern language for more conscious collaboration from small start-ups to large international networks. WHY? As people are looking for less hierarchical models to collaborate, we need structures and processes that enable effective cooperation and transformation of challenges and conflicts into …

SunseedSociocracy 3.0 training for non-profits

Wild wild seeds

If you are interested in seeds conservation and wild plants, this post is probably for you. An essential part of our drylands department is the regeneration of the local vegetation, through the collection and reproduction of wild seeds. We have a small but precious seed bank where we store seeds harvested in the area, so that we can sow them …

SunseedWild wild seeds

Zero Waste – Youth Exchange

The “Zero Waste” Youth Exchange will take place in Sunseed on 12-19 October 2018! Participants from Spain, Italy and Portugal will explore environmental awareness, social inclusion and will have an inspiring opportunity to experience life in a sustainable eco-community. During the course you will discover how your individual behaviour can make a big change towards a sustainable future and to …

SunseedZero Waste – Youth Exchange

Sound journey

Join us on Saturday 17th of March for a lunch and an afternoon full of music and meditation, open to everyone 🙂 The friends of Sunseed and Los Molinos – Armelle, Etienne, Igor and Terese – are going to visit us and offer an immersive experience bringing their instruments (sitar, Tibetan bowls and tuning forks) and spiritual experience. Have a look …

SunseedSound journey