Finally, after all the celebrations, it is time to settle into the New Year. We have lots of exciting plans at abcMallorca and you will hear more about these shortly. We are optimistic about 2012: it is not an easy time for many, but there are some great opportunities around and I think we can once again look forward to a bumper year for tourism to the island.
This is the second ‘eco’ issue we have published and there are so many interesting stories to write about and businesses doing amazing things to maintain our beautiful environment.
We hear from the Slow Food evangelist Laura Buades – founder of the Balearic branch of the movement, which is gaining influence and numbers. Another lady making her mark is Raquel Arañon, who creates truly unique pieces of clothing from recycled materials.
Jan Edwards spends a morning at the market in search of organic products available. If you prefer to go directly to the source, you can visit the organic farm Son Mayol and see where the Aberdeen Angus cattle graze and grow to maturity. But expect a waiting list of about three weeks if you are planning to buy a sirloin!
An architect with strong views on sustainability in the preservation and construction of buildings is Margo from M_SO_ARCHITECTS in Palma; Victoria Amengual finds out more. And a German company on a mission to rid the islands’ homes of damp and mould – which can have serious implications for your health – is ISOTEC.
The winner of our competition to find a cover girl is Rocio. She has just returned from a two-month stay in India and, during our shoot, we discovered she is in fact the granddaughter of the famous writer Robert Graves. I think you will all agree she is a worthy winner and might find that a career in modelling beckons – don’t forget you saw her first in abcMallorca!
Helen & the abcMallorca team