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Menorca Region of European Gastronomy, discussion on 19 February

Menorca was appointed in January last year to be the Region of European Gastronomy for 2020. To talk on what it will be about and the importance such a project can have for Menorca, will be Luisa Coll Hellyer, who was appointed the coordinator for the project and Borja Matoses, food critic, consultant and ambassador for the Menorca Region of European Gastronomy. The event will take place on Friday at 8 pm and you can follow it at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cBAlzUzj4fsDE0j13adlg

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Series of debates in February and March

Last Friday was the start of a new series of round table talks dedicated to innovatory projects in Menorca. They are organized by the Ateneu in Mahon and GOB with the collaboration of the Menorca Preservation Fund. They can be followed by video conferencing. The first one was on Friday dealing with the problem of rubbish and was titled “Collection and processing of domestic rubbish in Menorca”. Continue reading Series of debates in February and March

Successful recuperation of a flamingo saved after a storm

The Centre for the Recuperation of Wild Animals recently set free an adult male flamingo that had arrived in the island exhausted after the Filomena storm. The recuperation of this bird was particularly complicated but eventually it was possible to liberate it in the Mongofra salt beds, where a group of about forty of these animals are wintering. Continue reading Successful recuperation of a flamingo saved after a storm

Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

The second day of the Seminars on Agriculture and the Environment will take place on Saturday 6 February. There will be two talks on the ecological management of kitchen gardens for the control of pests and for understanding soil microbiology in order to maximise the period of plant production. Subscriptions are now open and can be made as explained at the end of this notice. Continue reading Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

A virtual seminar on Agriculture and the Environment

How is a deserted farm in Monegros converted, without running water, into an abundant and profitable enterprise? The owner and farmer who has done this, Sergio Alierta, will explain from his first-hand knowledge. This is one of the experiences that was included in the documentary Kiss the Ground which shows how it is possible to film the progress of farm production that manages simply adequate rain water and cattle grazing. This opens the fourteenth seminar on Farming and the Environment organised by GOB. Continue reading A virtual seminar on Agriculture and the Environment

Today, regenerative agriculture debate

Understand the evolution of a conventional farmer turning to regenerative agriculture. Follow the reflections of an agricultural technician whose successful experiences result from understanding the principles of nutrient cycling for maintaining soil fertility – these are some of the keys to a book to be presented this Wednesday 2 December in the Ateneu de Maó. This is an event organised by GOB

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Workshop on the influence of the moon on the plants

We have organized a new workshop at Es Viver (GOB’s garden centre) for Saturday 14 November morning, on the influence of the moon on plants. Historically, the phases of the moon have regulated the times for different works to be done in the countryside. This workshop will explain the aspects that should be kept in mind if we wish to follow these practices. Continue reading Workshop on the influence of the moon on the plants

Sunday 8 November, excursion to learn about the plants on the hillside of S’Ermità

Next Sunday, 8 November, the botanical group of GOB and IME (Institut Menorquí d’Estudis) have organized a public expedition to learn about plants that grow on the hillside of s’Ermità. Departure will be at 9.00 am and it is expected to finish about 13.30 hours. It is open to everyone and is free, but it is necessary to book, owing to the requirements for COVID. Details of the meeting place will be given once the booking has been made. Continue reading Sunday 8 November, excursion to learn about the plants on the hillside of S’Ermità