Our Departments

Sunseed offers hands-on experience in sustainability across our eight departments.

SL squareSustainable Living

Sustainable Living oversees our food policy to ensure an ethical and nutritious vegetarian diet. From homemade bread and jam to natural cosmetics, it demonstrates the use of local, sustainable products. The department ensures the smooth running of Sunseed’s low impact lifestyle.  Read More


OG squareOrganic Gardens

Organic Gardens uses techniques that work with nature to create a regenerative ecosystem and food abundance. Sunseed grows its own organic fruits and veg, reducing the need for food miles and promoting practical self-sufficiency. Read More

AT squareAppropriate Technology

Appropriate Technology promotes innovation in the use of available technologies to reduce our impact on the environment. The department maintains our solar and water systems, it also focuses on innovating and researching biogas, solar energy and bicycle-powered machines. Read More

DL squareDrylands Management

Through observation of natural ecosystems Drylands Management aims to understand the process of soil degradation. We develop methods to combat desertification, improve soil quality and implement innovative water management technologies. Read More

EC squareEco-maintenance

Eco-maintenance demonstrates ecologically-friendly building techniques and natural alternatives to dangerous modern construction practices. A mix of traditional and local ecological building methods and materials are used. Read More


CE squareCommunication & Education

The department coordinates the educational aspects of Sunseed’s aims across all departments at the project. It oversees the dissemination of information, research and literature produced by Sunseed and networks with other organisations, as well as raising additional funds. Read More