Menorca was appointed in January last year to be the Region of European Gastronomy for 2020. To talk on what it will be about and the importance such a project can have for Menorca, will be Luisa Coll Hellyer, who was appointed the coordinator for the project and Borja Matoses, food critic, consultant and ambassador for the Menorca Region of European Gastronomy. The event will take place on Friday at 8 pm and you can follow it at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cBAlzUzj4fsDE0j13adlg
Last Friday was the start of a new series of round table talks dedicated to innovatory projects in Menorca. They are organized by the Ateneu in Mahon and GOB with the collaboration of the Menorca Preservation Fund. They can be followed by video conferencing. The first one was on Friday dealing with the problem of rubbish and was titled “Collection and processing of domestic rubbish in Menorca”. Continue reading Series of debates in February and March
The new Island Territorial Planning, its principles, both the positive and most problematic ones, will be analysed on Thursday at 16.30 in a talk given by GOB on Zoom. It will be followed by a debate between all those connected. Continue reading Thursday 4 February. An informative talk and debate on the PTI
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
Understand the evolution of a conventional farmer turning to regenerative agriculture. Follow the reflections of an agricultural technician whose successful experiences result from understanding the principles of nutrient cycling for maintaining soil fertility – these are some of the keys to a book to be presented this Wednesday 2 December in the Ateneu de Maó. This is an event organised by GOB
GOB is encouraging people to write to the President of the Balearic Government asking her to reconsider recently approved regulation that allows keeping large hotels along the coast and increasing their size. You can sign by making a click here (https://www.gobmenorca.com/firma-per-reconvertir-els-grans-hotels-del-litoral) Continue reading Sign a petition for the reduction of large hotels along the coast
Another agricultural farm in Menorca has started along its path of change to look for the viability of different products with a commitment to the environment. In the last few days they have signed the agreement made between owners, farmers and GOB. Continue reading Santa Cecília joins the Land Stewardship Scheme
Menorca Sense Plàstic (Plastic Free Menorca) is an alliance between the Menorca Preservation Fund, the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, GOB Menorca, the Associació Leader Illa de Menorca and Per la Mar Viva.
The project started this September and has a budget of 24,500 euros for the first year, although it is hoped that it will continue for the next few years. Continue reading Plastic Free Menorca: Five groups unite in the battle against plastics
GOB has started a programme for adopting beaches that is aimed at groups of volunteers who want to help clean up the plastics affecting the sea and shoreline. The programme was started as a participatory social project in which volunteer groups commit to taking charge of a beach or a section of the coastline for a minimum number of times each year. Even though the activities are mainly focussed on the cleaning up and collecting of rubbish, they will also be given knowledge and methodologies for collecting scientific information and protocols for the notification of any occurrences that they might come across. Continue reading Programme for adoption of Menorcan beaches
One of the objectives of the Land Stewardship Scheme is to contribute to preserving the fertility of the land. This is basic not only for the life of the soil, but also for the productivity and economic viability of agricultural exploitation. Despite this central importance, land health is frequently forgotten.
The techniques for regenerating agriculture are based on putting the health of the soil at the centre of farm management. The Land Stewardship Scheme has promoted a series of pilot tests in three member farms to study the suitability of some of these techniques for the Mediterranean climate and in the context of Menorcan countryside. This article explains what they are. Continue reading Regenerate farming methods to make the land fertile again