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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE GARDENING SEASON
Temperatures are becoming milder and the seedlings in our small pots have already grown a few leaves. It is time to transplant them, either to the greenhouse or outdoors.
Transplanting means placing young seedlings in the soil so that they may blossom and grow as summer approaches.
MOTHER NATURE WHISPERS – THE FOREST SPEAKS
Sylvester and his father are walking through the forest. The sun is shining on the trees. Their branches are filled with colourful buds; it’s the beginning of spring. They hear birds singing and stop.
“Look Sylvester, the little tits in the clearing. Let’s not make any noise and watch them. We mustn’t move too much.”
THE EASTER CHOCOLATE FONDANT OF THE DOMAINE DES ETANGS, BY PASTRY CHEF THOMAS PHILIPPE
The pastry chef of the Domaine des Étangs shares his recipe of chocolate fondant with custard for your Easter dessert.
A dessert for gourmets and cocoa lovers, ideal to end a meal in style.
ARBOR, ARBORIS (LATIN: TREE, OF TREE)
From time immemorial, trees have been a symbol of life, of taking root. Today, they convey an idea of resilience, adaptation. They rise towards the sky at their own pace, slowly. Motionless, they spread their branches in search of light to activate photosynthesis and boost growth.