Watermelon and melon are typical summer fruits. Sweet, juicy and refreshing they are perfect on a hot day. This Sunday, 19 August, between 11.30 and 12.30 there is an opportunity to taste those grown on the farms signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme at the Farmers Market in the Plaça Reial, Mahon.
The Farmers Market has products from farms that have an endorsement of good practice, because they have ecological certification or have an agreement with the Land Stewardship Scheme, or because as farmers, they have contracted to fulfil certain agrarian obligations with the Reserve of the Biosphere. This summer they have organised different activities to invigorate the market and bring greater awareness to the public of produce grown with a commitment to good practice.
Es Capell de Ferro and Santo Domingo are two of the farms that have signed up to the Land Stewardship scheme and have ecological certification and whose stalls are at the market place each Sunday. Sausages, greens and fruit are not only food for people but their growth also nourish the natural values of the island. You can taste sandia and melons from these farms.
This activity is part of the program of the Land Stewardship Scheme developed by GOB and has the help of the Island Governing Council and the Mahon Town Hall.
This Thursday, 19 July, from 6 to 8 pm, you can enjoy one of the family workshops at the Hospital for Wild Animals. This time we aim to find out how the Centre for the Recuperation of Wild animals works, and above all, what things people can do themselves to help animals they find that are in danger. Continue reading Thursday 19, how does the Hospital for Wild Animals work?
Following the postponement of this event in June, we are delighted to announce that it has now been rearranged for Thursday 12 July.
This is a ROQUETA readers’ event, and we have invited leading island experts including representatives from GOB, the Menorcan Preservation Fund, the Biosphere Agency from the Consell Insular de Menorca and a private individual well versed in environmental matters to join us on a panel and take pre-prepared questions from readers on the local Menorcan environment and its sustainability. After each question, we will invite those attending to ask supplementary ones from the floor. Continue reading You are invited to the Environmental Question Time
The Centre for the Recuperation of Wild Animals will be open until the end of September on Mondays to Saturdays from 18.00 hours until sundown. Continue reading Visit the Hospital for Wild Animals this summer!
The last excursion of this course, before the summer break, will be at night. On Saturday 2 June there will be a visit to the ancient archaeological site of Talatí de Dalt, in Mahon. Continue reading Night time excursion on 2 June to Talatí
Another clean-up of plastics along the coast will happen next Sunday 20 May. It is to work along the beaches of Cala Viola and Cala Roja, near Cavalleria. Continue reading Sunday 20 May plastics clean up on the coast at Cavalleria
The Consell Insular (island governing Council) and GOB are organizing an excursion by foot for Sunday 6 May. It will go along country paths to the settlement of Torralba d’en Salort, one of the largest and most spectacular prehistoric settlements of Menorca. Continue reading Sunday 6 May, an excursion to Torralba d’en Salort
This is a video showing a red kite being released back into the wild. It had been brought in wounded to the Centre of Recuperation for Wild Animals. Red kites as a species are in danger of extinction but the heavy decline in numbers is now slowly recovering in Menorca. So, saving this bird was particularly important. Red kites are especially vulnerable to poisoning and electrocution from power lines. Continue reading Video of a saved Red Kite
This Saturday there will be a practical workshop to learn how to cultivate ecological tomatoes. It will be at Es Viver, the GOB market garden, at 10 am. It is open to everyone and will be free of charge.
Es Viver is on the airport road next to Mestral. Here you can find it in Google Maps.