My volunteering experience - Valeria Basciu
My name is Valeria and I was born in a small town in Sardinia, Italy. At the moment I am in Iceland for an environment-related volunteer experience with SEEDS Iceland, thanks to the ESC project. I arrived in the Land of Fire and Ice on July 3, when it never got dark, and my project will end on...
SEEDS 084. The Highlands of Iceland - The Famous Kjölur Road (2/2)
One of the last outdoors camp for this year took place in the Highlands, Kerlingarfjöll. This time the participants were only long-term volunteers. Amongst other things we were working on making a new viewpoint next to a waterfall, bordering parking lots, painting huts,...
SEEDS VC 106. Environmentally Aware
Due to the new wave of COVID-19 multiple countries are closing borders again, experiencing yet another lock-down. For many it is impossible to travel and volunteer in Iceland, but with the virtual camps it is still manageable to meet new people from all over the world, to learn new skills...
SEEDS Coastal cleanup with Blue Army
Earlier last week, on a nice sunny and beautiful day, SEEDS Iceland long-term volunteers had yet another coastal cleanup with the Blue Army. This time we again managed to collect about 700 kg of trash, and most of it was small pieces of broken fishing nets. Since winter is coming, meaning the...
SEEDS VC 105. Environmentally Aware
In this virtual camp we had participants from Germany, Spain, France and Sudan. We learned about zero waste, slow travel, eco-building, urban agriculture, DIY face scrub & hair masks and more. Went trash hunting in our neighborhoods and shared tips & tricks about how to be more sustainable...
SEEDS VC 104. Environmentally Aware
Our camp leaders are enjoying their first experience of hosting a Virtual Camp! Sharing their DIY ideas with participants on how to reuse plastic bottles and skyr cups, and hosting an online DIY deodorant workshop was really exciting!
World Cleanup Day 2020
Today was World Cleanup Day. The Blue Army & SEEDS organised a coastal cleanup at Selvogsviti. Despite the tough weather, dozens of volunteers (and a dog) came the long way to pick up beached waste. SEEDS volunteers, foreign diplomats, and many other volunteers joined the effort and...
SEEDS 085. September Photo Marathon / SEEDS 086. Environmentally Aware & Trash Hunting
Our combined camp Photo Marathon / Environmentally Aware & Trash Hunting was a success! After a number of online workshops to get prepared, our volunteers went out to collect trash, shoot pictures in the beautiful Icelandic landscape and relax in the hot river at Reykjadalur.
SEEDS 080. Botanical Gardens in Reykjavík
These days our current camp participants were remarkably busy wrestling through the jungle of overgrowing weeds and help transforming it into a proper garden by cutting, weeding and maintaining the beauty of the Icelandic flora. They definitely deserved some time off with our excursions...
SEEDS 075. Botanical Gardens in Reykjavík
Our volunteers at the Botanical Garden had an opportunity to have a guided tour and learn about the various plants growing there. Did you know that in some seeds may take 10 years or more to sprout after planting? The weather was nice for weeding and enjoying the blooming flowers all around. We...