This Saturday, 16 October at 10 am, we have organised a workshop on how to make compost in the garden at GOB’s Es Viver. To attend, please could you register here . Kitchen waste or the cuttings from the kitchen and house gardens rather than being wasted are a useful resource and good for improving the fertility of the earth if they are well composted using the right techniques. This Saturday there is an opportunity to learn how to do it.
Remember that the Es Viver garden centre of GOB is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 13.30. Now is a good time to seed the kitchen garden for the winter. You will find many ecological seedlings of local varieties and other plants.
GOB is organizing a course on the environment to learn how to look at and discover details on our walks. This is designed for people who enjoy contact with nature and is orientated to give a general view of the natural values of Menorca and get close to them while respecting the need to preserve them. We want to transmit good practices and knowledge on plants, animals, mushrooms, geology… Continue reading A new course on the environment for hikers
Thursday, 20 May, was World Bee Day. The purpose of this international day is for acknowledging that bees and pollinators in general, are fundamental to our survival and that we are not taking care of them. As a result, half the number of insect species has fallen alarmingly and a third is already considered in danger of extinction. Continue reading Agriculture that embraces biodiversity
Spring has arrived and with it, the monitoring of bio indicators on farms signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme. The object of this exercise is to demonstrate, through voluntary participation, the positive relationship between the practice of sustainable farms and biodiversity. We are looking for people who would like to help. Continue reading Participation on bio indicator monitoring in Land Stewardship Scheme
Pests are indicators of an unbalanced soil. More than just dealing directly with the pests, it is fundamental to understand the causes and look for natural systems to make sure they do not recur. This type of working was explained to the professional farmers within the Land Stewardship Scheme promoted by GOB. Continue reading Control of pests by looking after the soil
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
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
GOB has sent a written protest to the Minister of the Environment of the Balearic Government concerning the way in which work is being carried out to ensure the circulation of water along the riverbeds of Menorca. To the enormous destruction of biodiversity must be added a very large loss of fertile land, achieved in direct contravention of current regulations. Continue reading Rivers that have lost all life
GOB is organising a new course of excursions with complementary talks. It is an environmental course for people who enjoy contact with nature, oriented to give a general view of the natural values of Menorca, centred on the autumn: the landscape, geology, plants, mushrooms… Continue reading A new environmental course for hikers
On Saturday 20 June, Es Viver will be opening its gates to artists of any age! This is an initiative for you to make a connection with Menorcan autochthonous plants and to publicise the Es Viver project. The competition will take place at Es Viver on 30 June 2020 from 10.00 am until 14.00. Continue reading Art Competition “Es Viver inspires me”