Tag Archives: Proposals

Series of debates in February and March

Visits: 231

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

Saturday 6 February, kitchen gardens without pests and fertile soil biology

Visits: 172

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

Today, regenerative agriculture debate

Visits: 192

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

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Sign a petition for the reduction of large hotels along the coast

Visits: 265

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

Plastic Free Menorca: Five groups unite in the battle against plastics

Visits: 1026

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

Programme for adoption of Menorcan beaches

Visits: 332

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

Regenerate farming methods to make the land fertile again

Visits: 239

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

Summer or on the environment: let us air problems, think up solutions

Visits: 196

Have we improved the quality of life? What are we not keen to give up? Do we have enough sense of community to deal with common projects? What new products can we create? Do we have the same relationship with the island as previous generations? What about tourism…how do we like it? Are we more worried than before about the environment and, if so, why? Continue reading Summer or on the environment: let us air problems, think up solutions