Sunseed organizes residential courses, weekend and one-day courses, weekly courses and open days for volunteers and for visitors, mainly in the autumn and spring each year.
Spring Courses 2017
April 13th – 14th : Sociocracy, Conscious Communication and Design for Peace Course
While ideal for cooperative groups that are forming, these are also some of the essential tools necessary for any group desiring healthy interactions, inclusive, creative decision-making and a resilient future. Challenges and conflicts predictably and naturally arise in all groups. Instead of feeling scared or ashamed, we can view them as opportunities for exploring our different viewpoints, while facilitating growth, innovation and healing. When we create a culture of appreciation and feedback, using conscious communication, we increase wellbeing and optimize conditions for peace. Defining shared agreements and values results in clear objectives, roles, and efficient operations. We’ll introduce decision-making and governance structures that honour all voices and view objections as gifts. We’ll offer a 9-step procedure for clearing conflicts, and three other tried and tested systems for accountability, responsibility, and mapping pathways back to peace. We’ll use small group activities to role-play examples and gain practical experience.
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April 20th – 23rd : DIY Solar Hot Water System
Solar hot water represents one of the best ways in which we can reduce our ecological footprint. Over three days we will construct a 2m2 flat plate collector for a later installation at Sunseed. In addition we would also build a small 40x30cm panel as an educational display, and to give students a chance at constructing a frame, which wouldn’t be possible with the main panels since we would use a pre-existing frame. During the course students will be given a basic introduction to solar hot water systems, and designing and installing your own system.
The course will cover:
- Basic health and safety in plumbing
- Bazing and cutting copper pipe
- Basic solar hot water theory
- Introduction to designing and installing your system
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April 30th – May 14th : Permaculture Design Course Certificate
After the great success of their first courses with us, for the third time we welcome Circle Permaculture to offer a two week, 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course in our beautiful gardens and valley.
The course cost is €600 including all food, accommodation and course teaching and materials. For further information and booking visit the Circle Permaculture page.
Most of the courses will be run in English and Spanish. You need no previous experience or knowledge to join a course with us – all are welcome. In addition to learning lots of new things you will also be part of a low impact community in the beautiful surroundings of Los Molinos del Rio de Aguas in Southern Spain. To join a course, it is essential to book in advance.
- Refunds up to two weeks prior to course (minus 30 euro admin fee).
- No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
- If there’s not a minimum of bookings, the course may be canceled with 100% refund
- For further information and to register, contact us