Getting ready for the PDC…

There is big excitement in Sunseed about a brand new space that we will inaugurate for the start of the Permaculture Design Certificate Course on May, 1st. With the collaboration of Jef and Kirsty from Cultura de la Tierra and the fundamental help of many volunteers, there will be a new geodesic dome out there to host many of the …

SunseedGetting ready for the PDC…

What we learned about sociocracy and peacemaking

Last week we had the amazing opportunity to receive a very interesting and practical training on sociocracy and peacemaking, two great tools for running non-hierarchical organizations as well as for good communication and consent decision-making within communities. Deborah and Root, former managing director and education manager of the Newbold Trust, hosted the workshop and shared their valuable experience of community …

SunseedWhat we learned about sociocracy and peacemaking

Almeria students came to learn about Ecocide

On Saturday the 25th of March a group of 55 students from the University of Almeria came to visit Sunseed in order to learn about our project and the environment that surrounds us. This was possible thanks to the “Arbol de las Piruletas” which is a non-profit association that develops activities aimed at promoting awareness for the conservation of the …

SunseedAlmeria students came to learn about Ecocide

Festival en Defensa del Agua

Last week our village has been transformed by a big event that brought together the different projects based here and many other people for the defense of water and our ecosystem. As we have been denouncing in the past years, the fresh water spring of the Río Aguas is getting every year dryer because of a super-intensive plantation of olive …

SunseedFestival en Defensa del Agua

International Women’s Day in Sunseed

Today in our community we commemorated the 8th of March, the International Working Women’s Day. We did it not with flowers, but remembering the violence women are often exposed to and joining the international campaign #niunamenos. Living in a sustainable community is also a way for many of us to learn more equal ways to relate between each other and …

SunseedInternational Women’s Day in Sunseed

Seminar on Food Sovereignty

As a part of our living and learning together, there are moments in Sunseed when we gather to share ideas and knowledge about one topic that could be of general interest. We call it seminar and yesterday we had the pleasure of listening to Lizzie, our sustainable living coordinator, introducing the basic concepts of food sovereignty. As a topic it …

SunseedSeminar on Food Sovereignty

The Water is Flowing Again!

Yesterday was a wonderful day here in Los Molinos. The sun is warm again and the almond trees are flowering, but above all after 6 weeks we have finally water flowing again trough the Acequia! On December 18th, an unprecedented storm hit the province of Almería. In the village of Los Molinos the flood provoked some damages in most of …

SunseedThe Water is Flowing Again!

A visit from Liverpool

Last week a group of 68 geography students from the Liverpool John Moores University spent an afternoon with us at Sunseed. They had the chance to visit the place where we live and to see how our community is living sustainably. They walked the path that runs along our irrigation line and met the people who are working to restore …

SunseedA visit from Liverpool

EVS volunteer Maurizio writes about Sunseed and his EVS Arrival Training experience

Hello everyone, my name is Maurizio. I’m from Italy and one of the two EVS volunteers in Sunseed Desert Technology at the moment. For those who doesn’t know what EVS (European Volunteer Service) is, it is a mobility program funded by the European Commission to give the opportunity to everyone to perform a voluntary service abroad for a maximum of …

SunseedEVS volunteer Maurizio writes about Sunseed and his EVS Arrival Training experience

A big fresh start for Sunseed’s organic gardens!

Hello everyone! My name is Jon Davison and I am the new Organic Gardens Coordinator here at Sunseed. I arrived here at the end of September, and what an adventure it’s been already! I have already seen a few volunteers come and go, and, rather unfortunately, a coordinator as well (We miss you Fran!). But that’s just a part of …

SunseedA big fresh start for Sunseed’s organic gardens!