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 …

SunseedMake your own natural moisturiser

Why build a herb spiral?

This year in the Drylands Department, we started work on a herb spiral in the Arboretum to demonstrate a water-efficient growing technique for dry areas. First initiated by our volunteer Ulrike, the herb spiral project had then been taken over by Giulia and Margaux – now we’re excited to say that the beautiful project is now finished! Here in Almeria, the …

volunteerWhy build a herb spiral?

Meditation Retreats in Sunseed

Programme for Meditation Retreats June 2016 Finding Deeper Connections:       9th – 11th,        Thurs 5pm – Sat 6pm           €110* Finding Deeper Connections:       22nd – 24th,     Wed 5pm – Fri 6pm              €110* July 2016 Being at Ease:         …

SunseedMeditation Retreats in Sunseed

Ecocide Update: news from the EU

By EVS Volunteer Margaux: Our village has now been facing water supply issues for a couple of years, due to the over-exploitation of the aquifer by the olive industry. The precious water from the Río Aguas is being drained in order to water 3000 hectares of intensive olive tree plantations and now a whole and unique ecosystem in the only …

volunteerEcocide Update: news from the EU

¡Construimos un estanque para nuestro sistema de aguas residuales!

El último fin de semana de 16-17 de abril hemos llevado a cabo un taller de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales por Fitodepuración, facilitado entre los coordinadores de Sunseed y el colectivo Paissano, amigos de Sunseed apasionados por temas de tratamiento y potabilización de agua. Hemos invitado a participar tanto a lxs voluntarixs de Sunseed como personas de la zona interesadas …

Sunseed¡Construimos un estanque para nuestro sistema de aguas residuales!

A new pond for our wastewater system!

Sunseed’s Appropriate Technology co-coordinator Piotr explains how we built a beautiful pond as part of our eco-friendly wastewater treatment system. Last weekend of 16-17 April at Sunseed we conducted a workshop on Ecological Wastewater Treatment, facilitated by the coordinators of Sunseed and the Paissano collective – friends of Sunseed and big water treatment and purification enthusiasts. We invited both Sunseed …

SunseedA new pond for our wastewater system!

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 …

volunteerClosing the circle: making your own compost lasagne

The Los Molinos Market and 3 other places we will definitely be in 2016

Every few weeks on a Sunday there is a small but lively market in our village. We have a stand where we sell our home-made soap, toothpaste, creams, bread and plenty of other things – depending on what projects and skills volunteers and staff are working on at the moment. The next market will take place this Sunday 17th April – come …

volunteerThe Los Molinos Market and 3 other places we will definitely be in 2016

Awakening the Soul of Solar Cooking – ConSolFood 2016

Our Sustainable Living coordinator, Luke, attended ConSolFood – a conference on Solar Thermal Food Processing in Faro, Portugal – to further his and Sunseed’s knowledge about advances in solar cooking. Here he reflects on lessons from solar technology across the globe – and offers a challenge for Sunseed in the future. On leaving the crystalline valley of Los Molinos, I bid farewell …

SunseedAwakening the Soul of Solar Cooking – ConSolFood 2016

Sunseed drylands latest news – Building a herb spiral

Life in the Drylands department has been busy over the last couple of months. In February we gathered a large amount of netting and sewed up the holes with yarn from our sewing box, to use as a cover for the tree nursery. Temperatures soar from May onwards, so we prepared a protective net, which provides shelter and shade for the seedlings …

volunteerSunseed drylands latest news – Building a herb spiral