The “Grand Vegetable Garden” has an educational and experimental objective.
It presents, thanks to the contribution of The Ivory Foundation, sustainable and ecological farming techniques, sometimes inspired by practices from other continents. Organic farming, agro-ecology, permaculture, agroforestry … We are inspired by these different concepts, we test techniques, we combine practices, we experiment, we innovate … while keeping the objective of producing good vegetables in a beautiful garden.

 

Organic farming includes a large number of environmentally friendly farming practices. Howevern organic farming does not prohibit the use of certain chemical inputs, and parctices close to conventional agriculture: soil tilling, monocultures, mechanization …

Agroecology aims to establish sustainable food systems, while operating an ecological management of natural resources. Beyond practices such as composting, no-till or associations of crops, this mode of production takes into consideration better use of water, the fight against erosion, and reforestation. Learn more...

Permaculture goes beyond a simple ecological farming system. This approach includes all aspects of daily life and connects all elements, including human beings, with each other. An important rôle is given to the design of the garden, realized after a long period of observation and in which the different parts are placed so as to optimize the available resources, the space and the movements. Learn more…

Agroforestry refers to practices involving trees, crops and / or animals. The presence of trees within the plots not only brings about a diversification of production, but also helps growing conditions, by participating in their protection, soil fertility, or the deployment of biodiversity. Learn more…

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