Volunteering building solar cookers in Gambia

During my time at Sunseed I was amazed to see how solar box cookers work. Situated on the roof, they are used daily to heat water and cook rice / pasta as well as sauces. Constructed from wood, glass, and metal, they are quite cheap to make and require no other fuel than the sun, thus they clearly have great …

SunseedVolunteering building solar cookers in Gambia

Sunseed Guided Tours April – May

Every Tuesday Join us at Sunseed for  a free guided tour of the project and departments. Optional vegetarian/vegan dinner for a minimum donation of 5€ per person. Visitas guiadas gratuitas al proyecto y sus departamentos.                                               Posibilidad de cena vegana a las 20.00 – por donacion minima 5€ por persona.  

SunseedSunseed Guided Tours April – May

Spring update EPF 2012

Last Winter has been an unusual Winter. For the first time in 25 years Sunseed closed to volunteers to focus on improvement works. That was not only refereed to the houses and commodities, it was also about internal structure, management and organisation. All the staff members have been involved in many different meetings and working groups to analyze current situation, …

SunseedSpring update EPF 2012

Spring update 2012

Sunseed has a new bridge! It replaces the slightly daunting stepping-stone river crossing to the River Terrace. Created from reclaimed wooden planks and pallets it uses a reciprocal structure. Two weeks ago Leo lead a seminar on Reciprocal Structures, demonstrating how to build strong roofs, bridges or houses without nails. The wood for the bridge was cut to size and …

SunseedSpring update 2012

Summer & Spring News SL 2011

  SUMMER 2011 Make a nutrition plan for Sunseed diet. Preserving summer fruits and vegetables. Encourage the use of solar cookers creating the day of “no gas” Seminar about sustainable living. Welcome and guide tours for volunteers and visitors. Renew the Sunseed cookbook Create a kit of natural remedies damage and pains Catering Sunseed courses Preparing and organizing the 25 …

SunseedSummer & Spring News SL 2011

Summer & Autumn EPF News 2011

AUTUMN 2011 Start work with Martin, new EPF assistant. Take part in the eco-fair Ecoaltea with Sunseed stand, Compost tea workshop & presentation of the project. Publicity, Co-Organise & take part on Permaculture Course. Finish European Voluntary Service EVS application Work on the Sunseed 25 anniversary in October. Seminars on sustainable living, food production, human & environmental rights. Educational Guided …

SunseedSummer & Autumn EPF News 2011

Springs into the summer of 2011……!

As always this spring was a busy time for the gardens….reflected in the need for four assistants to our ever hard working coordinator Kirsty in the last 12 months! Winter and spring saw us bringing more of our terraces into cultivation and success in propagating our own plants over the spring in our polytunnel. We have begun cultivating green manures …

SunseedSprings into the summer of 2011……!