Menorca is seeing an avalanche of projects theoretically orientated towards a new offer of tourist accommodation in the countryside. But some of these enterprises simply seem to be looking for the old economic recipe: speculative property development. There are cases where it is easy to see through their proposals. Continue reading Urban speculation disguised for rural tourism
Green and red peppers put colour into our summer dishes. Now is the season and the kitchen and market gardens are full of them. They are a favourite in Menorcan cooking. So, on Sunday 20 August, farmers who are signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme will be giving away free peppers to their clients at their market in Mahon. Continue reading Sunday 20 August, the day of Peppers at the Farmer´s Market in Mahon
The masters of “glosat” (improvised poetic dialogues, often with an ironical meaning, typical from Menorca) will sing on Wednesday 19 July on the roof terrace of the Molí del Rei (Camí des Castell, 53 in Mahon). Continue reading “Glosat” on the roof terrace of the Molí del Rei, Wednesday 19 July
This Saturday, 8 July, Es Viver, the GOB garden centre, will be at the Ferreries Agricultural Fair in the Plaza España from 17.00 hours. We are hoping to be able to take part in the activities organised by APAEMA where there will be the sale of ecological products which are instigating the change towards sustainability. Continue reading Come to the Agricultural Fair in Ferreries
Classical music in an unusual setting will be on the flat roof of the Molí del Rei. This is offered this Friday with a repertoire which has been prepared by Esther Pons Barro (violin), Andreu Cardona (violin and viola) and Ulyana Popovych (piano). Continue reading Friday 7 July, the classics arrive to the roof of the Molí del Rei
Thanks to volunteers, GOB Menorca goes forward day by day in achieving the aims for which the group exists: defending environmental principles and searching for an equilibrium between human activities and the conservation of nature. Continue reading Thanks to volunteers
While in the Arctic temperature records continue to be broken, other conservation issues both locally and internationally, are looking a little brighter. Continue reading Clean Up and Get Paid!
On Sunday 10 October, a group of GOB volunteers were working to restore a water cistern which catches rain water in Torralbet. This is one of the farms forming part of a network each of which has signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading New renovation work starts on a water cistern
The practice of giving a picture of the farming industry as being part of the countryside and the landscape is sometimes used to mask less attractive activities. The draft of a law being drawn up by the Directorate General for Agriculture of the Balearic Government to give exemptions on conditions for buildings and agricultural facilities includes parts which appear unacceptable. Continue reading Agricultural exemptions or building deregulation in the country?
Why a Land Stewardship Scheme?
The second line of human activity along the coast, situated just inland behind the tourist areas and traditional seaside population centres, is concentrated on land which, until the last few decades, maintained traditional farming methods, making the countryside of high cultural and biological value. Continue reading Land Stewardship