Sunseed Desert Technology http://www.sunseed.org.uk Education, Research and Low Impact Living in Southern Spain Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:27:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Logo-551189ebv1_site_icon-32x32.png Sunseed Desert Technology http://www.sunseed.org.uk 32 32 87807389 The Threat to our Ecosystem – The Ecocide of the Olive Industry http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-threat-to-our-ecosystem-the-ecocide-of-the-olive-industry/ http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-threat-to-our-ecosystem-the-ecocide-of-the-olive-industry/#respond Fri, 01 May 2015 09:26:53 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=5328 The spring of Los Molinos del Río Aguas is of great ecological importance because it serves as habitat for rare wild species to thrive in the stream and surrounding areas. The presence of constant water flow in this arid region … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/celebrating-earth-day/ http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/celebrating-earth-day/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=5299 We celebrated Earth Day in company of the University of Almeria and other groups in the Natural Park where we live. We discovered a lot about the geology, flora and fauna; and we were reminded of their care and fragile … Continue reading

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The Easiest Bread In The World! http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-easiest-bread-in-the-world/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 17:01:10 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4952 In an semi-epic personal journey of finding the simplest most intuitive naturally leavened bread possible, I have finally triumphed. Let the doves free! Cue an orchestra of angels! OK, so how did I do it? With a little help from my … Continue reading

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Staff Vacancies http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/voluntary-organic-gardens-co-ordinator-vacancy/ Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:01:24 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4356 Sunseed are currently recruiting for the following vacancies for 2015.   Eco-construction Co-ordinator  eco.construction@sunseed.org.uk Drylands Co-ordinator  drylands.management@sunseed.org.uk     Sunseed Desert Technology is a unique education and research centre located in the picturesque valley of Los Molinos del Río Aguas. … Continue reading

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Carob harvesting http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/carob-harvesting-2/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:04:00 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4642 We have been harvesting some carobs in three trees placed in Los Molinos del Río Aguas. We collected the fruits by hand but when they were not easily accessible we used a long stick to knock down the fruits to … Continue reading

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Greenhouse http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/greenhouse/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:02:06 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4637 We have finally built the greenhouse for the seedlings from our nursery so they can spend the winter calentitas! We are in a desert climate zone, so that the amplitude of temperature between day and night is quite large, and … Continue reading

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Arizona’s land http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/arizonas-land/ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:36:26 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4615 After a series of interventions in Arizona’s land, we have done the ultimate one! In the two gullies in the plot, we have built reed and woody barriers to stop soil erosion. The barriers have been interconnected through reed biorolls … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/sourdough-bread/ Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:31:46 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4509 Our sourdough starter has now been alive for 6 months! Sebastian, our Dutch volunteer who split his time between Organic Gardens and time with fermentation projects with Sustainable Living (and his own), began the starter and we have been experimenting … Continue reading

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Bill Mollison — The Father of Permaculture! http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/bill-mollison-the-father-of-permaculture/ Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:38 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4408 Bruce Charles also known as Bill was born in 1928 in Tasmania, Australia. He is known as one of the first people to discuss the idea of permanent agriculture. He founded the Permaculture Institute of Tasmania to teach others how … Continue reading

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course PDC 17-31 October 2014 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/permaculture-design-certificate-course-pdc-17-31-october-2014/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:13:55 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4368 Next Course organised by our partner association Cultura de la Tierra – Earth Culture is Permaculture Design Certificate Course – 90 hours . From 17 to 31 October 2014 This course will introduce ways of using permaculture design in your … Continue reading

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The Ram Pump has been renovated! http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-ram-pump-has-been-renovated/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:45:03 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4342 One of the major projects and work of the Appropriate Technology department this summer has been a much needed renovation of the famous Sunseed ram pump! The ram pump is one of the best example of appropriate technology in Sunseed. … Continue reading

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Sunseed at Rototom 2014 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/sunseed-at-rototom-2014/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:49:42 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4334 Sunseed was recently at the reggae festival Rototom in Benicassim to communicate the project and spread the word. We were there for a week publicising Sunseed and interacting with people interested in coming to Los Molinos. We used the Sunseed … Continue reading

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A Low Impact Fridge at Sunseed http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/a-low-impact-fridge-at-sunseed/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:10:38 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4314 Sunseed has a low impact fridge! This summer two French interns, Benjamin and Sylvain, joined us in the AT department. Their project was to design and experiment with a low impact fridge for Sunseed. The fridge design that they worked … Continue reading

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Sunseed Annual Report 2013 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/sunseed-annual-report-2013/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:14:28 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4320 Our Annual Report of 2013 is now online! A big thank you to all volunteers and staff from last year. Please go to our Annual Report 2013 page to take a look

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Sunseed at Etnosur http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/sunseed-at-etnosur/ Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:22:11 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4296 EtnoSur en Alcalá la Real, Jaén By Andreia EtnoSur is a cultural festival which is place for a variety of artistic expressions, like dance, theatre, performances and cinema, in the joyful atmosphere of ethnic music. This festival has also an … Continue reading

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The New Free Shop at Sunseed http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-new-free-shop-at-sunseed/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:05 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4285 There is a new Free Shop at Sunseed. The Free Shop is a long standing Sunseed institution. Every week for many years our free shop has been a place to leave behind unwanted stuff for the next Sunseed generation or … Continue reading

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The Sunseed Library´s New Look http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/the-sunseed-librarys-new-look/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:33:05 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4277 The Sunseed Library is reborn! The Sunseed Library has recently been given a great make over by one of our summer interns, Chloe. Chloe came to spend two months in the Communication and Education department and one of her main … Continue reading

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Volunteer Stories – Florrie http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/volunteer-stories-florrie/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:47:25 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4176 My name is Florrie and I am 12. I come from Devon, UK. I really enjoyed my stay here at Sunseed. I was worried that there wasn’t going to be very much for children to do here, but there were … Continue reading

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Sunseed Updates! http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/sunseed-updates/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:01:11 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4254 The Sunseed team has been very busy this week trying to keep up with all of the exciting changes. A lot of new faces have been passing through the village to get a taste of sustainable living. These visitors had … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Gardens – August 2014 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/blog/pictures-from-the-gardens-august-2014/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:14:48 +0000 http://www.sunseed.org.uk/?p=4249 The post Pictures from the Gardens – August 2014 appeared first on Sunseed Desert Technology.

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