Studying Soil Erosion in Drylands

Over the past month, our interns Pietro and Nerea have been carrying out a project about soil erosion that they will later use for their final projects at University. Pietro, University of Bologna (Italy), and Nerea, University of Aarhus (Denmark), have been gathering knowledge about the soil to assess one of the driest areas of Sunseed that sits in the …

SunseedStudying Soil Erosion in Drylands

Thanks to our Water Activists

We were absolutely delighted to welcome all our local water activists and supporters last weekend for our third edition of Defend the Water Festival right here in Los Molinos. With an array of artisanal stalls selling jewellery, crafts and natural cosmetics, a brilliant line-up of musicians and DJs and a host of speakers spreading the message about the water problem …

SunseedThanks to our Water Activists

Youth Exchange in Sicily

Thanks to our partners in eastern Sicily – Saja – we sent five of our sustainability enthusiasts to take part in a ten-day ERASMUS+ Youth Exchange this month, alongside two other environmental organisations from Portugal (Gaia) and Greece (Iliosporoi Network). Set at the foot of Mount Etna and surrounded by a sea of blood orange groves, the ‘Sustainable Lifestyle Course’ …

SunseedYouth Exchange in Sicily

Sociocracy 3.0

Thanks to facilitators Xana and Maria from Orla Design, we were able to host a group of Sunseeders and outside visitors for an immersive four-day course in Sociocracy 3.0 last month, where we explored both practical and theoretical topics. Sociocracy, which is gaining popularity in alternative spaces, from eco villages to anarchist campaigning organizations, is not just a toolkit for …

SunseedSociocracy 3.0

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