THE BENEFITS OF HAZELNUTS
In all seasons, nature provides everything our body needs to experience a deep sense of well-being. Our body interacts with the Earth and welcomes its fruits.
Here are the properties and history of the hazelnut as well as some recipes for this nut full of resources.
SIX WELLNESS AND NATURE BOOKS FOR AN AUTUMN READ
Autumn is approaching, with activities for parents and children alike. Here is our selection of books to enjoy time alone, stay connected to nature and experience a deep sense of well-being.
These inspiring books will provide you with tips, recipes and ideas for feeling good.
MAKING HERBAL TEA
Herbal tea is without doubt one of the oldest remedies in the world. Used since ancient times, humankind has long been inspired by nature and the effects of plants on our health.
In the Middle Ages, most medicines were herbal teas or plant extracts. Priests, healers, apothecaries and doctors amassed knowledge that has been passed on to this day.
A SUMMER AFTERNOON
The sun shines brightly and bathes nature in its soft light. Under its rays, the skin takes on beautiful colours. It’s summertime.
We share with you our tips for a bucolic afternoon of well-being to enjoy with family and friends
THE OLD MAN IN THE ROSE GARDEN
In a hundred-year-old rose garden, there was an old man surrounded by a thousand colours and smells. One day, a man came to him to learn the secret of his magnificent roses. The old man was busy pruning the roses and was concentrating.
MOTHER NATURE WHISPERS - THE TREE IN THE GARDEN
In a vegetable garden, by an old farmhouse of wood and stone, there is a majestic apple tree. This tree with its delicious fruit stands right in the middle of the vegetables and aromatic herbs. It casts its shadow over them when the sun is too hot and protects them from storms and hail.
There is so much to do in nature: moving, breathing, observing.
It holds out its arms to us with weather that is cooler than in the city and invites us to reconnect. Its many worlds, full of magic, can be discovered by those who set out to explore it.
A summer walk in nature is the perfect opportunity to observe the plant world that surrounds us.
During your holidays, to preserve a poetic souvenir of your explorations, why not make a summer herbarium for young and old? Framed, it also makes a nice decoration for your home.
SUMMER READS AND FEMALE AUTHORS
Below is our summer selection of books boasting a variety of styles, written by women from different eras.
By the water, in the forest, in a field or on a sunny terrace, these are stories to discover or rediscover during your holidays.
Most of the vegetables grown in vegetable gardens are plants with an annual or biennial life cycle. They need to be sown every year.
In permaculture gardens however, there are other less common species that require little care. They are more resilient and yield produce over the years without any human intervention. They are perennials.
THE FOREST GARDEN, A VEGETABLE GARDEN UNDER THE TREES
In Hebrew, the word “pardes”, which designates the Garden of Eden in the Bible, is translated as “orchard, a place for harvesting fruit”. This word later produced the word paradise. The orchard, with its etymological origin, is thus associated with an ideal of lush nature.
For 14,000 years in Southeast Asia and for only 40 years in Europe, fruit growing has been linked to vegetable growing: it is the principle of the forest garden.
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.
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.