SELF-FERTILISING MOUND GARDENING FOR YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

A few years ago, Sepp Holger, an Austrian ecological farmer, developed "Hügelkultur", or self-fertilising mound farming. Originally designed to encourage the growth of trees and shrubs in agroforestry, this technique now produces interesting results in vegetable gardens, that are studied throughout the world in areas difficult to cultivate.

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SEEDS, THE RICHES OF GARDENS

Seeds, the result of the fertilisation of a flower and the interaction with a pollinator, symbolize the origin, the birth of nature. Essential to gardeners for their crops, seeds have been selected by humans for millennia, to help them enjoy the abundance of nutrients and flavours that the plant world provides.

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MICROCOSMOS: PEOPLE OF THE GRASS, A DISCOVERY FILM

We present a film that showcases the richness of the environment and the preservation of biodiversity. A unique work that draws us into a fascinating world, the world of the infinitely small, in the French Aveyron countryside.

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INFUSED WATER

The summer season brings its gentleness and warm weather. The fruit in the market and the first vegetables from the garden will be added to natural, thirst-quenching drinks with numerous benefits.

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MOTHER NATURE WHISPERS – THE VEGETABLE GARDEN AWAKENS

In the vegetable garden in May, the flowers and vegetables wake up slowly in the morning. The temperatures have grown warmer. Bees emerge from their hives and begin to explore the fields and gardens in search of precious nectar. As soon as humans are absent, the plants and animals talk to each other.

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SPRING PICKLES

To preserve the first vegetables from your garden, we bring you our recipes of gourmet spring pickles. Quick and easy, these recipes can be made with the whole family and will delight young and old alike.

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COMPOST TEA

The soil is not just a lifeless world in which only minerals help plants grow. It is a distinct ecosystem that welcomes plants on its surface and is a sanctuary for many organisms: namely microfauna, microflora and the living soil that produces humus.

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BEES, AN ORGANIZED SOCIETY

The bee, nature's fertile messenger, has been present on earth for 120 or 130 million years. We know its pivotal role in pollinating crops and its domestication in the Neolithic period. In France, there are 1,000 species, including the Apis Mellifera, the honey bee.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE WORD “HUMUS”

Where does a word come from, how does it change and how does its meaning evolve? Passed down from generation to generation across cultures and geographies, its interpretation can vary over time. For there is individual understanding, collective understanding and a history of transmission.

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MOTHER’S DAY CHEESECAKE

To show your mother how much you love her, here is our recipe of a delicious strawberry and lime cheesecake for six. Quick and easy to make, this dessert is made with a base of speculoos biscuits, a light cream cheese mousse and a strawberry glazing.

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THE LIFE OF THE BUTTERFLY

The butterfly is a pollinating insect of the Lepidoptera order. It feeds on flower nectar and visits numerous plants. In its flight, it is sensitive to the layout of the landscape and to the presence of biological corridors in order to move from one habitat to another and find its fellow creatures.

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THE FOX AND THE CHILD, A REFLECTION ABOUT THE LIFE

A trained environmentalist, the career of filmmaker Luc Jacquet has made him a keen observer of nature and of ecosystems. His experience as a documentary maker in Antarctica helped him direct March of the Penguins in 2004.

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ASPARAGUS WITH MORELS

In spring, the first asparagus grow in vegetable gardens. White, green or purple asparagus have been a popular dish since antiquity. In orchards, morels appear at the foot of the trees. For a tasty seasonal recipe, try our asparagus in morel cream, with crisps flavoured with parmesan and Espelette pepper, for four.

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