Today, people in the Appropriate Technology Department were working on the last step of the overhauling of our village’s precious: The Ram-Pump. After inspecting the pump several weeks ago, today the painting could be done by long-term volunteer Irina from Sibiria, Russia and Paco, coordinator of the AT department.
Another task was started today: The refurbishing of a mesh filter that prohibits small parts from entering the water system of Sunseed which is supplied by the Ram-Pump. In the picture below you can see Magued, our current intern in the AT department as well as Dicken, a short term volunteer. They are working together with Paco on a mesh filter renovation to keep the water supply of Sunseed working properly.
We are always happy when persons in Sunseed can give us input about their home cultures. There are people from all over the world visiting and working together with Sunseed and that creates an enriching learning experience. Therefor we were very grateful to take part in a seminar that was held yesterday by Magued from Yemen, our current intern in the Appropriate Technology Department. Amongst others he presented us a lot of information, facts and figures about culture, politics, dancing styles and pictures of traditional food. We all could learn a lot and took part in an interesting discussion after the presentation.
Volunteers and staff members waiting for the start of the presentation.
Magued in traditional Arabic clothes.
Thank you Magued!
We have finished the development of the biomass gasification cookstoves prototypes. We are calling this project Kaña!!! what is the name of the local biomass we are using to gasify in the portable cookstoves we have built.
This video shows the process of construction and final tests, a social presentation in Los Molinos del Río Aguas (our little town), and a real trial preparing a dinner. Mmmmm.
Next step is start the design of the future cookstoves for Sunseed’s kitchen. This project is going to be develop during this summer. All you are invited.
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Biomass Gasification cookstoves Kaña!!!
Pako, AT coordinator.
Energy monitoring project at Sunseed.
The new in the Guadatech web site.
Earlier this year, our friend Lars, participated very enthusiastically in the biomass gasification cookstoves project. He was actively engaged in the development of the cane cartridges as an easy way to manipulated the cane in order to load the stove fuel cylinder for the Kaña!!! prototype. He just sent us some pictures of his first biomass gasification stove built together with his brother.
Thank you very much, Lars, we wish you the best!
The food basket of nature has a huge variety of products and our Sustainable Living coordinator Ana knows it! For this reason today she prepared some delicious snacks made out of agave together with two volunteers (Clemens and Freyja).
We can’t wait to taste them!
Composting is an efficient way of recycling for example natural waste. In the following pictures you have snapshots of today’s work in the gardens of Sunseed. You can see David, assistant of organic gardens department working on a traditional method of composting that is using branches from pruned trees to turn into mulch.
Here Rosi, also an assistant in organic gardens is turning and adding moisture to another compost pile. After a while the organic matter can be added into the garden beds together with goat manure and to enrich the soil.
As Sunseed is always looking for accommodations for Staff and Volunteers, Ecological Building Department is renovating the old laboratory which is no longer in use and preparing a nice new room in Isabella’s house.
Today Paco, the coordinator of the Appropriate Technology Department was working together with Irina, a volunteer from Russia. In the process of refurbishing and tiding up the workshop in Isabella’s house they were making new shelfs for future working projects. Our best compliments for tiding up the workshop in Isabella’s!
We are in the process of deciding a slogan for Sunseed and we want our friends to participate! For this we would like to ask you to think of a slogan for Sunseed ( English and Spanish) and share it with us. Then we will select here at Sunseed what are the best slogans and offer them to everyone to vote. Out of the 3 slogans with more votes Sunseed team will choose one! Would you like to participate?
Put your slogan in our Facebook wall, twitter page or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: slogan 1013!