Our Departments

Sustainable Living

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

Appropriate 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

Drylands 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

Eco-construction & Maintenance

Eco-construction teach 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

Communication & 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

Organic Gardens

Organic Gardens teach permaculture: The imitation of natural food production 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.

The gardens offer visitors an educational hands-on experience of sustainable food growing using organic garden techniques. We reuse most of the resources brought into the project; nearly of all of what would become land-fill is incorporated into garden cycling of nutrients. Read More