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What’s in season – May
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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
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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
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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....

What’s in season – February
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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...

Nature Therapy open day at Villa Chelsea
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Nature Therapy open day at Villa Chelsea

Together, Friends of the Earth Malta and the Richmond Foundation, have designed and implemented the Nature Therapy project. Through workshops and activities such as vegetable and herb planting, composting, pollinator friendly flower planting, and building garden furniture from pallets, the project engages the clients and support staff of the community at Villa Chelsea in nature...

Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp
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Bee Sustainable – School of Sustainability Activist Camp

Due to the effects of intensive agricultural practices and pesticide use, climate change, the decrease in rainfall, hotter summers and droughts, the bee population has been even more strained these past few years, with honey-bee keepers in Malta loosing up to half of their colonies. Friends of the Earth Malta has already been organising a...

What’s in season – Potato
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What’s in season – Potato

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...

EU fails to seize opportunity to end glyphosate
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EU fails to seize opportunity to end glyphosate

The European Commission and EU Member States have failed to halt the use of the herbicide glyphosate by supporting a new five-year licence for the controversial weed-killer, missing the opportunity to ban it completely and make European food and farming safer and more sustainable. Glyphosate damages nature, probably causes cancer, and props up an industrial...

Glyphosate renewal gridlock
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Glyphosate renewal gridlock

Malta votes against renewal of harmful weed killer Reacting to the failure of the European Commission and EU Member States to agree on the renewal of the herbicide glyphosate, Martin Galea De Giovanni, Director of Friends of the Earth Malta said that “this is yet another positive development following years of campaigning since tests carried...

Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report
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Friends of the Earth Malta launch the Agro Katina Report

Report on the local vegetable and fruit supply chain in Malta Friends of the Earth Malta today launched its Agro Katina report and shopping guide for customers through a round table event which brought together NGOs, academics, farmers and hospitality stakeholders to discuss the findings and recommendations. The report is the product of FoE Malta’s...