This morning the day started with an early shower which lasted less than an hour. We had everything prepared to start the tree planting event at 9:00, and indeed we did as the rain just stopped in time.
This event was a continuation of last year’s tree planting event which we organised together with The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project, after the Żejtun Local Council agreed to our proposal of starting to take care of the landscaped area in front of St Clement’s Church, Wesgħet l-Għajn tal-Bhejjem. The area was well landscaped up to February 2019, but following a wild storm, most of the mature cypress trees were completely uprooted and destroyed. Last year we planted about 150 trees and shrubs which we kept taking care of even during the hot summer months. Thanks to this, the area is taking life again with a nice collection of indigenous trees and shrubs.
This year again, members of The ‘Grow 10 Trees’ Project were not empty-handed when they arrived at Żejtun. They brought with them all types of trees and shrubs – so long as they were indigenous! Assisted by members of Wirt iż-Żejtun, they ploughed and dug holes at each and every empty space which was left after last year’s tree planting, and indeed they managed to fill up the area with more than 100 saplings of trees and shrubs. On behalf of the Żejtun community, we thank them all for their support.
We now overlook our mini-forest growing and making Żejtun greener.
Professional photographer and artist Daniel Cilia gave his support to our campaign by sending us the aerial images which we are publishing below.
Mr Cilia has been a member of Wirt iż-Żejtun for the past years and was always of assistance through his profession to our organisation.
The imagery produced below is based on what was stated by Mr Karl Azzopardi, CEO of Malta Industrial Parks in an interview on TVM news on the 27th January 2018, titled: Bulebel industrial area extension leads to commotion among farmers. He said that with the project, the Bulebel industrial estate will increase by around 120,000 square metres, which will be used for new industries however trees in the fields will be retained, particularly carob trees which are protected.
If you want to save this green open space, kindly print and sign this petition and get others to sign it. Send it by post to Wirt iż-Żejtun, PO Box 25, Żejtun.
The area shown in colour is the land which was marked on Plan ZN3 of the South Malta Local Plan (2006) as “Area for further study – (Policy SMZN02)”. This area measures approximately 120,000sqr metres. Farmers within this area were served with an eviction order.
Top: The agricultural land as is today showing the existing industrial area in the centre and Gebel San Martin residential area on the lower left corner. Bottom: Artistic impression of how the area identified in the South Malta Local Plan as a possible extension to the Buleben Industrial Area could look like after being built for industrial use. A cluster from the existing carob trees has been left unbuilt. (Important note – this is an artistic impression produced for Wirt iż-Żejtun since Malta Industrial Parks plans have not been made public yet).
In this section we are gathering all articles published on the feast booklets related to the the cultural and historical heritage of our town. This is a unique archive which you find nowhere else!
Gafa’ u lil hinn minnu
A presentation given by Ms Giulia Privitelli on the 19th November 2013 on her research about the history of the Zejtun Parish Church.
Are you a Secondary School Student?
By participating actively in Wirt iż-Żejtun you will be learning more and adding to your knowledge. Now this is also being rewarded since you can add such experience into the Secondary School Certificate and Profile. Wirt iż-Żejtun will be giving a participation certificate to Form 1 to Form 5 students attending our activities.
L-Għana Malti tagħna lkoll
You can follow through video footage this activity about Maltese folk singing which was held on the 6th July 2012 at the Ġnien Luqa Briffa
Good Friday Videos
By clicking on this icon you can watch a series of videos all related to the Good Friday traditions at Zejtun. Besides the procession you can follow a series of public interviews with various personalities related to this religious tradition.
LUQA BRIFFA GARDEN – (Full video)
This video documents an activity which was organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun in July 2011 in which Dr Malcolm Borg speaks about the history of this garden and other similar gardens in Malta and Dr Joseph Buhagiar speaks about the species of trees found in this garden.
How to make a MANUĊĊA – (Full Video)
Wirt iż-Żejtun had organised this activity for children in August 2011 in which Mr Lino Psaila had showed those attending how they make a "manuċċa" (a kite).
Latest Slide Show
The Art of Pyrotechnics - Għaqda tan-Nar 25 ta' Novembru - Zejtun
Are you looking for a book on Zejtun?
On these pages we have gathered all the books published on our town. This is a useful resource for those carrying out research on our town.
Educational Games for Kids
Do you wish to learn more about Zejtun? The go ahead by clicking on this image and play our games.
Resources for Kids
On these pages you can find different resources which could be used by young students for their school projects