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
This evening a dozen owl chicks will be released that have been looked after by volunteers of the Recuperation Centre of Wild Animals. Each year we wait with great excitement for this date. It is a day of satisfaction for all the people who worry about and who work for the wild life that has suffered from accidents in Menorca. Continue reading Release of owls into the wild this evening
The beautiful Es Freginal Park in Mahon, ornamented with placards for the different stalls, was the setting for a celebration where people were able to go all evening. Continue reading Report of Party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of GOB in Menorca
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!
Now that the weather is colder, it is time to plant fruit trees. At Es Viver, the GOB nursery garden, there are different varieties that are produced ecologically by Arbres d’Algendar of Caritas: plums, apples, pears, figs, cherries, peaches, pomegranates, apricots, chinos… Continue reading Time to plant fruit trees
Two dead red kites have been found recently at the foot of a pylon. GOB has sent written requests to different institutions to ask that a solution be found for this problem which has been known for some twenty years. Continue reading Red kites electrocuted by a pylon in Mahon
On 21 December, 2015, a general meeting of the members of GOB approved the summary of its activities carried out during 2015, the budget for 2016, the composition of the new board, and unanimously re-elected Jaume Obrador as its President.
The number of members of GOB Menorca is still increasing having reached 1,314 this year. Continue reading Jaume Obrador unanimously re-elected as the Island President of GOB
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
GOB reported a new case of a falcon wounded by a shotgun which was taken recently to the Recuperation Centre for Wild Animals. It is the third falcon in the last five years to be brought in for the same reason adding to the number of other protected birds at the Centre such as the eagle and the kestrel. Continue reading New case of a falcon wounded by a shotgun
Menorca needs to think urgently about using energy which is 100 % renewable. To make 600 km of ditches for pipelines to bring natural gas to houses is a grave mistake which will stop the possibility of switching to renewable energy. Continue reading What is wrong with gas?