The Veg Box: an urban farm at Villa Bologna Attard

Veggy Malta met up with Anita and Emanuela of The Veg Box at Villa Bologna in Attard. Nestled inside the grand gardens of Villa Bologna this a woman powered farming venture.  Even Monika, the part-time farmer is female. The Veg Box can be defined as urban farm, a concept that has taken off in Europe and North America in gardens and also on rooftops.


The two women emphasised that they do not use pesticides on their produce. A lot of the produce found inside the veg shop are grown in the gardens, yet other vegetables are sourced from organic certified local farmers or importers.  In fact you can see the product you buy, moving from garden to basket.

The shop is certainly different and clearly reflects the colourful characters and personalities of both Anita and Emanuela.  The shop décor, placed in the context of Villa Bologna and the gardens, is quite impressive. The Veg Box tries to get to know their clients, and offers the clients tailored advise. In fact they state that their clients are concious about what they eat.

Where to find The Veg Box

You can find the shop in Attard, just 30 meters down from Ceramika Maltija at Villa Bologna.   The shop is open three times a week. On Tuesday, Friday 11am till 4pm and Saturday 9.30am till 1.30pm.

For more information check out their facebook page or their website.



Author: Darryl Grima

Darryl Grima is Veggy Malta's Editor. He became vegetarian over 30 years ago and over the years became always more plant based. He recalls a time when Malta was not so vegetarian and vegan friendly. Apart from campaigning and raising awareness on plant based issues he is also active in environmental and animal welfare organisations. He holds a Diploma in Political Studies and a Masters in Business Administration.

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  1. I just moved back to my homeland Malta after fourthy six years and I am wondering where I can dispose all my compost. I brought my compost bin with me from California and it’s getting pretty full. Need help and I wish not to have to throw with the rubbish.
    Thank you.

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  2. Hello,

    Currently, I am conducting research on behalf the ReNature project, hosted at MCAST, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union.

    I am wondering if you know of any living wall/green roof, urban roof top gardens or any natural features that enhance the environment in Malta.

    If so, I would appreciate if you could let me know as I am building a database of such features across Malta.

    Kind regards,

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    • Hi Jean, I believe there was an experimental roof garden at University, plus do check with Birdlife Malta for some work they have done with schools and I believe Ambjent Malta are working on some vertical gardens.

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