Free Guided Tours – all year round!

Every Tuesday at 16:00

We offer guided tours of the project every week. Call to make a reservation – we welcome groups and those with special interests, so just let us know! (tel: 00 34 950 525 770)

You can also join us for a meal of freshly prepared organic food with great company for just 5€ per person. Why not come for a vegan/vegetarian lunch (14:00) or dinner (20:00) to make the most of your visit?

Further information

The tour includes:

  • Introduction to Sunseed: Our vision and mission, brief history of the organisation
  • Introduction to each of the departments
  • Tour of Sunseed’s facilities: vegetable gardens, community house, appropriate technology devices, tree nurseries, hydraulic ram pump
  • Tour of Los Molinos del Río Aguas: history of the village and other projects in the area

Drylands Management and Revegetation Department

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  • Introduction to Sunseed: vision and mission, brief history of the organisation and the village of Los Molinos
  • Environmental context: Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Natural Area. Biodiversity. How plants adapt to this semi-arid environment
  • Revegetation in the gypsum environment: Challenges, techniques, use of traditional, low impact methods
  • The “Arboretum” as an educational resource, research area and tree nursery
    Former projects and recent practical case studies

Appropriate Technology Department

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Tour will explain the use of AT devices installed at Sunseed, including:

  • Solar Technology: hot water solar panel system, solar ovens, parabolic solar cooker, solar dryers
  • Photovoltaic panels and energy control and storage devices
  • Biomass cooker, and thermal mass stove in the main house
  • Energy monitoring system and information display panel
  • Hydraulic ram pump and Wind turbine

Organic Gardens Tour 

We use only ecological growing methods, which means we do not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

  • 428627_168739123289354_1264364198_nSeasonal crops
  • Different irrigation techniques including traditional flood irrigation using our 400 year old irrigation channel, built by the Moors, and modern drip-irrigation systems
  • Our soil fertility building methods e.g. composting, and liquid fertilisers made from local plants
  • How we make a nutritious compost from human waste using compost toilets