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Post by MWP admin » Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:42 pm

A Ceratonia Foundation Activity!
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Post by wolf » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:54 pm

I encourage all forum members to join in this event. We need to show up , stand and be counted , if we want to start claiming back the countryside from speculators, squatters and other illegal activities. Come and encourage others to join.
Jien hemm se nkun...narakhom !

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Who is coming?

Post by MWP admin » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:48 pm

I wonder who is coming to this event tomorrow. Weather seems kind to us!


Certainly Wolf is going to be there , and I and Picus would probably join too.
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Photos from this event

Post by MWP admin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:02 pm

Here are some photos from the event. It was a full success for the weather, attendance and fun of it. Had the pleasure to meat some important people like:
Edwin Lanfrance - a modest genius botanist,
Timothy Tabone (botanist),
Mark Causon (of Cretonia organisation),
David (the bird expert)
and our friend Wolf!


Enjoy the few of the several photos I took.

PS sorry the fotos came the wrong cronological order and cant change it (first=last)
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I and my wife with the brand new MaltaWildPlants.com T-Shirts at the Xaghra l-Hamra. Hope we would have this opportunity to visit this relaxing place for many years ahead!
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End of walk at this large red-soiled garigue during a wonderful sunny winter Sunday. Surely a pity if this area will become privatized for a golf course.
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Very old building of folklore value where the first farmers and inhabitants of Manikata used to live. Now the Manikata village consists of few hundreds of houses.
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Acres of arable land planned to be converted to a golf course for the rich tourists.
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Starting Spot - a small speech by local farmers who will loose their large area of arable land if the golf course at ix-xaghra l-Hamra is officially approved. About 400 people came for this walk.
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Post by wolf » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:01 pm

good weather and decent turnout plus good coverage on PBS
I was particularly impressed by the ruins of " ir-rahal l-antik " very evocative

ps....ceratonia plans some more walks and I hope more people join ..I honestly cannot imagine how a golf course would improve this area

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Post by mark » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:27 pm

thank you all for participationg in the walk and thanks stephen for the wonderful pictures.
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Post by michaelb » Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:43 am

also we must say that when a farmer invests in his field by planting, olive trees, vine trees or even using it to grow vegtables one must say that he will always invest many of his savings becaouse he loves the job he's doing.

Than comes this invetsor and says that on the garrigue grows nothing, the fields are no use for agriculture and destroys the lifestyle of these people whom their most enjoyable time in their life is the satisfaction of seeing the fruit of what they have grown and taken care of.
Michael Buhagiar

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