What is organic farming?
Put simply, organic farming is an agricultural system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Media strike on Tuesday

A nationwide media strike has been called for Tuesday, November 30, throughout Greece, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency (ANA-MPA) will be taking part in the strike, and as such there will be no news services during that time.
News transmission will resume normally after 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Striking journalists in Athens will hold a demonstration outside the Athens Journalists' Union (ESIEA) at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

More at ANA-MPA

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Christmas, Meet Market

The Meet Market - <<Technopolis>>
Sat 17 & Sun 19, December, 2010
Halls: Konstantinos Kavafis D6
& Takis Paptsonis D7
15:00 - 00:00 each day
Peiraios 100, Gazi
This Christmas, the Meet Market presents its largest event to date hailing our 3 year anniversary, our 20th market and the holiday season! 
There's plenty to celebrate, with over 110 stalls from local artists, designers and independent businesses with a full line-up of festive music from some of Athens' finest soundscapers.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A different museum

What is the Emotions Museum of Childhood? It is a children’s museum which uses interactive exhibitions, play and fairytales, in order to encourage children to discover their emotional world, to learn more about themselves and others. Moreover, it sensitizes adults, parents and teachers on subjects which deal with the children’s emotional development and socialization.
Member of Association of Children' s Museums HOE (Hands on Europe)

Which is the museum's philosophy?
As children grow up they usually get confused with their emotions, they feel the need to understand themselves and the world that surrounds them and find their own meaning in life. Harmonic emotional development helps them to become creative, sociable, tolerant and happy adults.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seventeen Greek painters present their works in Grand Palais in Paris

   Seventeen Greek painters will be presenting their works at the historic Grand Palais des Beaux Arts, in the Champs Elysees in Paris.
    The exhibition, titled "Artistes Independants", will open on November 23 and run through November 2.
    The "Artistes Independentes" exhibition is a very old institution in France in which famous painters such as Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Braque and others have presented their works.

more at ANA-MPA

See the exhibition website
and the Artistes Indépendants  website

Monday, November 15, 2010

Voter abstention, tight races dominate local gov't election

      (ANA-MPA) -- Voter abstention, expected to reach a record high for Greek elections, dominated the political landscape on Sunday during the second round of municipal and regional elections around the country. In the regional elections, voter participation was given at 46.5 percent, although blank and void ballots totaled a significant 11.3 percent of the vote, as opposed to 61 percent and 9.1 percent in the first round, respectively.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gallery Talks at the Acropolis Museum:

Brief presentations by Museum Archaeologists-Hosts are held in Greek and English every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, until 31 December 2010.

Participation is limited to 20 visitors per session.
Coupons are available on a first-in first-served basis Friday,

To bee or not to bee..?

That could be the question we are asking ourselves sooner rather than later with some of Europe's regions reporting that 80% of bees have died. Parasites, pesticides and climate change are all believed to be at fault. As bees pollinate over two thirds of our food - mainly fruit and vegetables - the bee crisis could soon have an effect on us. A European Parliament resolution is being drawn up that will set out clear steps to protect their habitats.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Save Europe's bees

Bee mortality is rising while the number of beekeepers in Europe is declining, all of which could have a serious impact on food production since most plants and crops are pollinated by bees. The EP Agriculture Committee therefore wants the EU to step up support to the beekeeping industry when the common agricultural policy is next revamped.
With 76% of food production and 84% of plant species dependent on pollination by bees, the committee approved a draft resolution on Wednesday calling on the Commission to increase aid to the beekeeping sector in the common agricultural policy (CAP) after 2013, by reviewing legislation and increasing financial support as well as investment in research.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Attention turns to second round of local gov't elections next Sunday

   ANA-MPA/With attention now focused on next Sunday's second-round local administration elections, the political parties have begun a flurry of deliberations, after failure to elect regional authority leaders in 12 of the country's 13 regions and mayors in 221 of Greece's 325 municipalities.
   As at 8:00 a.m. Monday, the only Region that had elected a regional authority leader in the first round of elections yesterday (Sunday) is that of the Southern Aegean, with the ruling PASOK-backed candidate Ioannis Mahairidis amassing 50.72 percent against main opposition New Democracy (ND) backed candidate Haralambos Kokkinos with 31.15 percent.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gauguin :exibition by Tate gallery

Gauguin is one of the world's most famous and best-loved artists from the early 20th century. For the first time in the UK in over 50 years, Tate Modern presents an exhibition dedicated to this master French Post-Impressionist, featuring paintings and drawings from around the world. His sumptuous, colourful images of women in Tahiti and beautiful landscape images of Brittany in France are some of the most popular images in Modern art.

Tate Modern 30 September 2010  –  16 January 2011
Tate is a public institution owned by, and existing for, the public.

more information at http://www.tate.org.uk/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chestnut season celebrated with annual festivals throughout Greece

   (ANA-MPA) -- The chestnut season is celebrated every autumn, from mid-October to mid-November, in many regions across Greece with special events organized to promote the chestnut's nutritional value.

    In antiquity, the chestnut tree was regarded in Greece as the tree of Zeus. Mount Olympus, home of the gods of the ancient Greeks, was said to have had an abundance of chestnut trees producing this sweet, edible nut.