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.
We are coming to the end of the time for planting out the summer kitchen garden. At Es Viver, GOB’s garden centre, we have dropped the prices of all the seedlings to encourage you to complete your kitchen garden We have different varieties of local tomatoes and peppers, beetroot … all at 10 cents each. Continue reading Sale of seedlings for kitchen gardens at Es Viver
This Saturday, 12 June, at 10 am, we are having a new workshop at Es Viver. It will be explained how to grow tomatoes in an ecological way, without chemicals. The workshop is open to the public and is free but it is necessary to register by completing this form. Continue reading Saturday 12 June, workshop on cultivating ecological tomatoes
This Saturday, 22 May, a new workshop has been organized at the GOB garden centre, Es Viver. It is on how to prevent and treat pests and diseases in the garden naturally. Preventing and maintaining the gardens free of these problems is perfectly possible without the need of using chemical products that reduce the quality of the crops and the environmental balance of the garden. Continue reading Saturday 22 May, a new workshop at Es Viver the GOB garden centre
The network of those farms that are part of the Land Stewardship Scheme has increased with the incorporation of the Binibò Farm situated to the south of Ciutadella. With some 10 hectares of land, the principal production is from the orchard, a sector rather underrepresented in Menorca (the Island imports 90% of what is consumed from orchard and kitchen gardens). Some fruit trees and areas with flowers with a potential for honey production have been planted. Continue reading The Binibò Farm incorporated into the 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
The pests that affect kitchen gardens, fruit trees and agricultural produce in general can be prevented in a very effective way by learning how to use the resources within nature itself. The Land Stewardship Scheme is organizing a very interesting course with an expert. Continue reading Course on how to avoid pests using nature itself
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
Good presents at this time of the festive season are local variety fruit trees. Es Viver , GOB’s nursery garden, presents ecologically grown trees from the Caritas Arbres d’Algendar. It is a gift that contributes to recuperating the diverse heritage of fruit stock from another time. Continue reading Fruit trees at Christmas time
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