Mandala is a Sanskrit word, an ancient language of India, which means circle. It means diagrams of various shapes (round, but also square, octagonal, etc.) organized around a center.

With a good observation, one can find in the nature, an incredible number of mandalas: the petals of the flowers around the pistil, the cross section of a tree trunk or a cabbage … It is also found in the human body and even in the cosmos. This is why in the Hindu or Buddhist religion, the mandala is linked to spirituality and to meditation.

Some people draw or color mandalas to reduce stress or concentrate.

In permaculture, the mandala is one of the elements found in the design of gardens. It appeals to the gardener’s creativity but can also be motivated by a more spiritual approach. In a garden, the mandala is a productive element because its plots are cultivated, but it also has an aesthetic function and can also serve as an educational or relaxing place.

There is always a plot with fresh grass where they can settle !

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The Mandala in autumn
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The Mandala of the Grand Potager is still very green. Green beans are about to be harvested, as are carrots and spinach.

Installation of a drip irrigation system on the mandala
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A drip irrigation system has been set up on the petals of the Mandala of the Grand Potager. This irrigation system is particularly adapted to the shape of the Mandala, because it allows to irrigate the plantations without watering the … Read More

Harvesting beans
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The first beans sown on the Mandala of the Grand Potager have been harvested! The Mandala thus fulfills its vocation of production and it is a pleasure to be able to grow good vegetables in such a beautiful place.

Setting up the Mandala
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<blockquote>As the autumn settles in the Grand Potager, the central part is being transformed …</blockquote> A mandala composed of 12 petal-shaped raised-beds around a tree of Judea appears on the ground. Traced using ropes and wooden sticks, the petals are … Read More