Permaculture, working with Mother Nature…

From the 1st to the 14th of May Sunseed hosted a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with George and Wallace from Circle Permaculture, and we’re preparing a new one in September. If you want to know how it was, here Margriet and Lesha share their stories: “George’s song could be heard at least 10 times a day during the Permaculture Design …

SunseedPermaculture, working with Mother Nature…

A project, a memory, a trace

Once upon a time, a young Belgian girl left her country in search of adventures in an eco-village in Spain. Sunseed Desert Technology was now her new shelter. This little girl’s dream was to learn about sewing. It started to become true when she met an Ecuadorian woman with whom she restored life to damaged cloth transforming them into new …

SunseedA project, a memory, a trace

Open Day in Los Molinos

On the 23th of April, an open doors day was held in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas, with a varied and rich market on the main street of the village. This Open Day was held on the main street of the village to emphasis the vibrancy life of the rural village. Our aim was to give people from the outside …

SunseedOpen Day in Los Molinos

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!