On Sunday 24 April, GOB is organizing a concert with the Swing Crusaders group and a demonstration of Lindy Hop Dancing at 12 noon in the Plaza Real of Mahon. It is to celebrate 5 years of the AgroMaó market which promotes products from ecologically sustainable farms that maintain the countryside and biodiversity of Menorca and are a part of the Agricultural Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading This Sunday we will celebrate 5 years of AgroMaó with Swing!
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Grafting workshop, this Saturday 19 March
Learn how to graft onto fruit trees at a workshop this Saturday 19 March at GOB´s Es Viver. The reproduction of the fruit needs this technique to maintain the characteristics of each variety, thanks to the surprising capacity of plants to accept grafting from different species. Continue reading Grafting workshop, this Saturday 19 March
A volunteer day
On Sunday 13 March coinciding with the Day of Indigenous Species, some twenty volunteers helped remove exotic succulents at Es Capell de Ferro farm. These plants were grown for many years near houses for decorative purposes and, with time, they have spread invading other species and the vegetation of the area.
Different species of tourism
Politics and communication can often cause contradicting situations. Sometimes, it is thought that those who have made good promotional images of the island are considered to be anti-tourist and those who are of major influence on the island are deemed to be stopping seasonal initiatives. Perhaps it is because we use the word tourism for things which, really, are very different. Continue reading Different species of tourism
Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation
Some hints to contribute to the current debate on the future implementation of Ecotax in the Balearic Islands.
Water is one of the environmental resources which needs to have public investment made with the utmost urgency and which has not seemed feasible until now. Also, the management of waste presents many problems as does the near total dependence on fossil fuels whose contaminated emssions are at a much higher level than the maximum allowed internationally. Continue reading Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation
Maria Tudurí, pioneer woman farming in Menorca
The usual perception of farmers is of strong males working in all weathers with long hours. Maria Tuduri Sintes is the only woman who farms her own farm in Menorca. Of course, there are wives of farmers who help on their farms, but Maria rents 95 hectares which she farms alone using ecologically sustainable methods. Continue reading Maria Tudurí, pioneer woman farming in Menorca
Contract cancelled for the work to the Main Road of Menorca. The First Step Forward
The controversial project for building large roundabouts along the main road between Mahon and Ciutadella has been rejected formally. This was announced on 4th February by the Island Council (Consell Insular) by mutual agreement with the companies concerned and without having to make any compensation payments. Continue reading Contract cancelled for the work to the Main Road of Menorca. The First Step Forward
Newly protected bird found shot
A wounded Sybil bird was recently found shot near Mahon. The X-ray shows numerous pellets which would have caused the wounds. Continue reading Newly protected bird found shot
Natural gas in Menorca
The installation of gas in Menorca should be processed in each case without any form of discrimination and the required gas storages should be built on industrial land. GOB has made official pleas concerning three projects which have come to public attention in Ciutadella, Mahon and Es Mercadal. Continue reading Natural gas in Menorca
Criteria for renewable energy facilities in the countryside
Menorca is regarded in many places as an example of regional and countryside conservation. However, it is not an example as far as energy is concerned because it has a near total dependence on fossil fuels. Continue reading Criteria for renewable energy facilities in the countryside