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!

Instead of a closing circle

I wanted to go back to Sunseed for many years now. It had been 7 years from my last visit and 8 years from when I was uprooted from the valley after having spent there the best year of my life until then as Sunseed’s Sustainable Living Coordinator. A year to surpass that is yet to come. Many times I …

SunseedInstead of a closing circle

What’s the best thing about working at Sunseed?

“The people.” “The stars at night.” “The chance to experiment – you get real responsibility and you can always try new things.” “Meeting volunteers from all over the world.” “It’s a human place – it looks after me as a whole person.” “Swimming in the poza, obviously!” Everyone had different answers when we asked our team of coordinators what the …

SunseedWhat’s the best thing about working at Sunseed?

Los Molinos gets a new ram pump

Los Molinos de los Rio Aguas got a sharp reminder never to take water for granted when the hydraulic ram pump that provides the whole village with water stopped functioning recently. With no water from the taps or showers, we had to collect it from the acequia (water line) – a tiring and time-consuming job every morning! With the pump …

SunseedLos Molinos gets a new ram pump

Cob Building Courses at Sunseed

10 day Cob Building Courses at Sunseed Dates 13th – 26th November 2016 Arrival Sunday 13th 5pm Departure Saturday 26th 10am 15th – 28th January 2017 Arrival Sunday 15th 5pm Departure Saturday 28th 10am About the courses The “10 days intensive cob building course” is a hands-on practical learning experience with small theoretical sessions. During the course we are going …

SunseedCob Building Courses at Sunseed

A dream come true: building a cob house, part I

A dream comes true – I am building a small house with my hands out of mud! A month ago we decided to build a new toolshed in the garden and get rid of the ugly plastic structure there was before and change it for a beautiful cob house. First of all we had to clear the whole space of …

SunseedA dream come true: building a cob house, part I

Stillness, sound and starlight: a Sunseed meditation retreat

Nestled deep in the heart of the Andalusian mountains, in the bustling Los Molinos ecovillage we are gifted with a weekend of calm and tranquillity, of looking deep within and also making a profound connection with others and the natural world that surrounds us. On the third weekend in July, this came in the form of the Sunseed meditation retreat, …

SunseedStillness, sound and starlight: a Sunseed meditation retreat

Capers: picking and preserving your own

By Drylands assistant Margaux With Spring in full bloom in the valley, the Drylands and Sustainable Living departments have been out walking with volunteers to collect the capers that are starting to grow and preserving them in preparation for summer salads. Have you ever picked capers? The pickled capers we use as seasoning are actually the buds of the plant called …

volunteerCapers: picking and preserving your own