Sunseed goes Sublime

Our new Sustainable Living Coordinator Markus is currently writing for the first international sustainable living magazine, Sublime. Here are his posts so far. We hope you enjoy them and continue to follow Mark and his reflections on Sunseed, sustainability and community living. Thank you Markus! http://sublimemagazine.com/lifestyle/Whats-Good-For-The-Bee-Is-Good-For-The-Hive http://www.sublimemagazine.com/lifestyle/simplicity-the-solstice

Chamomile pic

Wonderful Chamomile…

Words, sketch and poem by Joanne Matthews (volunteering for 6 months) Self-seeding Chamomlie picked from Sunseeds gardens – Can be made into a tea, cold-tea lotion, moisturizer or soap. Has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Can be used for lightening fairhair, as lotion to relieve any hot, inflamed skin conditions – sunburn, hives or rashes. It…

Aloe Vera plantation visit

On Friday 7th March we paid a visit to our neighbors Bea and Andres and to their project called “Aloe of Sorbas”. Our tour began with an explanation of how and why the couple had begun to plant Aloe Vera. First of all we took a walk around the plantation whilst they recounted to us…

Making Sunseed Pesto

Firstly we harvest some chard, rocket, salt bush, mustard leaves, parsley and parietaria from our beautiful sustainable gardens. We place this all together in a big pot and blend it with plenty of olive oil and lemon juice. You can add black pepper and toasted nuts (such as almonds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds) but…

Making our own Almond Milk

 During these month we have been making our own almond milk. That was with the almonds that we picked last Autumn and that we have been crushing during the last weeks. With that we have obtain many litres of delicious drink 100% vegetable, local, full of calcium and proteins. Do you want to know the…

How to make Comfrey Ointment

Recently both the Drylands Department and the Sustainable Living department worked together to make comfrey ointment. Comfrey is a well known plant remedy for easing muscle, bone and skin problems, for example, sprains, bites, rashes, muscle pains, even broken bones. Considering all the outdoor and physical activities that we do here at Sunseed, this ointment…