Category Archives: Sustainable Living News

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, … Continue reading

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Clay mask by the river, in the river.

Last Friday with the group of students who came from the University of SouthHampton we went for a stroll around the valley and then sat by the river do put on clay masks, as a natural Spa session. We applied … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bitter Seville Orange Marmalade

We harvest about 6kg of oranges from our trees next to gardens. In February there are plenty of oranges as they keep growing until April, we have a lot to eat but this type are very bitter so we use … Continue reading

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“Angel Hair Marmalade” preparation

Today it’s time to make Angel Hair marmalade with our very own Angel Hair vegetables from the gardens. Angel hair has a very hard skin as it comes from the pumpkin family so firstly we have to remove the outer … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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First Aloe Vera Course

Last weekend, Andres and Bea from Aloe Vera de Sorbas, came to Sunseed to do a one morning workshop on the integral use of Aloe Vera and on the preparation of Natural gel of Aloe Vera. Many volunteers and some … Continue reading

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Olive Harvest

Last week some volunteers from Sunseed went to pick olives in the neighbor village Lucaneina de los Torres. We were lucky to have the opportunity to harvest the olives from Frank, who is doing the accounts of Sunseed as a … Continue reading

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