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
Wild vegetation growing in between cultivated areas is very valuable in Menorca because it provides habitats for animals as well as contributing to the characteristic landscape of the island. Continue reading Volunteers adapt a copse for livestock
A short film on the production of honey in Minorca will be shown along with a talk on the function of bees as well as a demonstration of recipes followed by a tasting, will be given tomorrow by the association of Fra Roger and GOB as part of the Maó + Flors exhibition. Continue reading Film on bees and honey production and a tasting of recipes with honey
On Sunday 24 April, GOB is organizing a concert with the Swing Crusaders group and a demonstration of Lindy Hop Dancing at 12 noon in the Plaza Real of Mahon. It is to celebrate 5 years of the AgroMaó market which promotes products from ecologically sustainable farms that maintain the countryside and biodiversity of Menorca and are a part of the Agricultural Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading This Sunday we will celebrate 5 years of AgroMaó with Swing!
On Sunday 13 March coinciding with the Day of Indigenous Species, some twenty volunteers helped remove exotic succulents at Es Capell de Ferro farm. These plants were grown for many years near houses for decorative purposes and, with time, they have spread invading other species and the vegetation of the area.
The usual perception of farmers is of strong males working in all weathers with long hours. Maria Tuduri Sintes is the only woman who farms her own farm in Menorca. Of course, there are wives of farmers who help on their farms, but Maria rents 95 hectares which she farms alone using ecologically sustainable methods. Continue reading Maria Tudurí, pioneer woman farming in Menorca
Hort de Binidalinet Nou, on the road of Sa Volta des Milord has, this month, joined the network of farms that are signed up to a land stewardship agreement with GOB. Continue reading New Land Stewardship agreement