Le Grand Potager de Fontenille is home to a large number of plant and animal species. Plants, trees, fruits and vegetables of course, but also insects, birds, bats, hedgehogs …

In organic farming, and especially in a permaculture garden, biodiversity plays an essential role, because it contributes to the establishment of a natural balance between different animal and plant species.

To encourage the arrival of all this fauna which also participates in the natural protection of our existing crops, we have installed various elements: an insect hotel, beehives, birdhouses, and bat shelters.

Le Grand Potager de Fontenille is an LPO Refuge, and is committed to respecting the “LPO Refuge Charter” of the Bird Protection League.

Frogs and other friends from the Grand vegetable garden
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Walking Spider, frog hidden in the foliage of the greenhouse, cicada molting … An organic vegetable garden is a paradise for the garden’s friends, and a shelter for biodiversity.

The bee hives of the Grand Potager
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Several hives have been installed in collaboration with a local beekeeper on the Grand Potager de Fontenille. They have been placed on the edge of the wood. They are an asset for biodiversity and pollination in the garden.  

The mobile henhouse
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The mobile hen house has doubled its capacity! We added an additional 4m module, in the same width of 80cm, which allows to increase the capacity in hens, which are now 10, and the weeding capacity.