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Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre
December 3, 2018December 13, 2018
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Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre

During the European Week for Waste Reduction, we organised a Repair Café at our newly opened Julian Manduca Green Resource Centre in Floriana. A repair café is a community space where anyone is welcome to learn how to fix broken household goods, a place where you can find the tools, materials and know-how to get...

What’s in season – June
June 14, 2018September 28, 2018
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What’s in season – June

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, Citizen’s CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. In a way, this is a continuation...

What’s in season – May
May 10, 2018September 6, 2018
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What’s in season – May

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s all about the legumes this month. I already spotted the first chickpea shells lying on the street corner, testament to the old men catching up on village gossip while munching away on fresh, raw...

What’s in season – April
April 11, 2018July 11, 2018
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What’s in season – April

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s hard to imagine that it could escape anyone’s attention, with stalls along the roadside and the immensely popular Festa Frawli in Mġarr last weekend, but it’s strawberry time on our islands! Even though the...

What’s in season – March
March 8, 2018July 11, 2018
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What’s in season – March

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. The globe artichoke, what a curious vegetable. So spiny and prickly on the outside, but when cooked, so soft and buttery inside. Keep your eyes peeled for fields full of these massive plants this month....

The buzz about bees
March 2, 2018March 5, 2018
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The buzz about bees

For a few years now, Friends of the Earth Malta has been organising the BeeAware course, a collection of lectures and practical sessions aimed at providing aspiring beekeepers and those interested to learn more about bees and pollinators with practical information, scientific background and knowledge from local beekeepers with years of experience. We believe in...

What’s in season – February
February 4, 2018July 11, 2018
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What’s in season – February

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. An odd one this month: fresh garlic, also known as green garlic or spring garlic. When we presented the AgroKatina report and pocket guides to the public during an event at Vincent’s Eco Farm, we...

Life in plastic, not so fantastic
February 2, 2018February 6, 2018
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Life in plastic, not so fantastic

Plastics are high on the agenda this year, and anyone who’s seen Blue Planet II or had a close look at our own beaches, can see that we have managed to create quite the mess in the few decades since plastic products became mainstream; plastic production has multiplied twentyfold since the 1960s! In January 2018...

What’s in season – January
January 8, 2018July 11, 2018
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What’s in season – January

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. Ah, the humble potato. If you go out for a stroll in the countryside you’ll surely see fields and fields of them growing, and the first harvests being brought in. Although admittedly there are more...

What’s in season – December
December 14, 2017July 11, 2018
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What’s in season – December

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. It’s almost winter, and almost Christmas, and next to all the merriment that brings, it also means the start of the local citrus season! Savor the delicious taste of local oranges, lemons and tangerines, and...

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