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
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

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

How to make the best pumpkin orange jam

We have so many oranges in our gardens that we can hardly eat them all before they fall down. We tried to find different ways to preserve them. One very nice and quite easy recipe from our Sustainable Living coordinator Luke was to cook them together with pumpkin to get a delicious jam. After we picked a lot of oranges and got …

SunseedHow to make the best pumpkin orange jam