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Way to go Mtarfa! Small town local council leads the way with brilliant eco initiative
Other localities around the islands should take a leaf out of Mtarfa’s book

Sarah Micallef

It may be one of Malta’s smallest localities, but the local council of this small town in the north of the island has the environment close to heart.

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Among a number of green initiatives, the Mtarfa council recently announced an interesting event which we’d love to catch on in other towns and villages: a propagation session in which residents will be instructed on how to grow their own plants and shrubs, with the final aim of creating a rooftop or front garden. Isn’t that neat?

It’s certainly a great start for anyone who’s fingers aren’t particularly green, and the council will also help them get started by providing cuttings of indigenous shrubs and plants to attendees. Free plants? Erm, yes please!

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The session is being conducted by Environmental Manager Benjamin Camilleri, and takes place on 25th January. And this weekend sees another green event in the Mtarfa woodland – a repotting session for participants in the town’s Foster a Tree Campaign, through which residents are fostering trees on the council’s behalf in a bid to “make Mtarfa greener” – now that’s a cause we can all get behind.

Way to go Mtarfa! We certainly think many other local towns and villages can take a leaf out of their book for the environment!

10th January 2020


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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