Jar of natural moisturiser with calendula flowers

Make your own natural moisturiser

Part of our mission to live sustainably involves working with the natural abundance that’s at our fingertips to create products that are better for us and our environment. Our Sustainable Living department has been using the beautiful calendula in the Sunseed gardens to make a soothing and hydrating natural moisturiser – and you can make your own with just a …

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Closing the circle: making your own compost lasagne

At Sunseed I realized how many resources are wasted everyday when you just throw your kitchen waste away. When I came here, I did not know anything about compost or how you can fertilize the soil you want to use for planting. I was very impressed by the ‘compost lasagne’ system we have in Sunseed. It makes our gardens much …

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The Easiest Bread In The World!

In an semi-epic personal journey of finding the simplest most intuitive naturally leavened bread possible, I have finally triumphed. Let the doves free! Cue an orchestra of angels! OK, so how did I do it? With a little help from my friends! Follow the simple recipe below with distilled wisdom… and you’ll wonder why there could ever be mystery around such …

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Arizona’s land

After a series of interventions in Arizona’s land, we have done the ultimate one! In the two gullies in the plot, we have built reed and woody barriers to stop soil erosion. The barriers have been interconnected through reed biorolls which were placed using the Key Line technique, addressing the water from the gullies to the slopes to make it …

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Mulching

As the growing conditions around Sunseed are very harsh with very little rain and soil depleted from nutrients, it is very important to use innovative methods to protect plants from the harshest sun in the summer and frost in the winter. At the moment in the Arboretum, the application of mulch (mostly reeds) is tested to see its benefits for …

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Olives Seasoning

Since March, we have been eating our own olives. We are quite happy of the olive seasoning we did made months ago. In the process of olive preparation we started soaking the olives in a mixture of vinegar, salt and water for about six weeks and changing the water every seven days. The purpose of this is to reduce their bitterness. Once the olives …

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The African Fridge

The African Fridge By Andreia Bastos Looking for a homemade way of cooling the drinks, we found out how to make an African Fridge. The African fridge is mostly used to keep the low temperature of the vegetables, and it works very well with drinks also. Luckily, we didn’t need to make one, Sunseed already has an African Fridge, lonely, …

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Biomass gasification cookstove – construction and use tutorial.

by Pako Ibáñez, Appropriate Technology Department at Sunseed It is time to build a biomass gasification cookstove. With this tutorial you can do it in an easy and cheap way. You can adapt the instructions to the materials you have, or you can find or acquire. There is no overly critical parameter. If you make modifications and does not work …

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