My apiculture initiation in the Radish Apiary

9th step of my « Tour de France » : my introduction to apiculture with the Chevarin family.

In this 4 minute video, you will discover the « Radish Apiary » (Rucher des Radis) as well as Jérôme’s answers to my « childish » questions.

Nothing to be ashamed of, I could not respond these questions before Jérôme and I met in the BIOTERRE masters at Sorbonne Uni:

  • What is the point of pollination? 

As mentioned in the video, Jérôme started working with bees so the fruit trees could bear fruits. Because (and

Step 4 – Are agriculture and ecology politically compatible?

Are agriculture and ecology politically compatible?

élevage_bio_maraichines_EARL_Val_de_SeudreImpossible to describe in just a few words this 4th stage of my -tour de France of natural agriculture pioneers -with Benoit Biteau and Stephanie Muzard.

Have you not seen on TEDx’ show a farmer-politician and his wife, a co-director artist? Thanks to this video (in french only I am sorry) you will quickly understand with which characters I just shared a couple of days with.

Back in 2006 Benoit acquired

THE TOUR STEPS!

The tour steps!

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Step 12➡ My new #happyvideo about la Ferme Saint Laurent is ONLINE!  (a biodynamical & diversified farm existing since 1992)

Coming soon➡ More information about my steps in la Drôme, Marseille, le Parc du Mercantour, the course “Organic agriculture & chains” by la Ferme Sainte Marthe

 

Step 11 ➡ The formation “Farms of the Future” (

Step 3: Toulouse & le Gers innovative projects

Step 3, Toulouse & le Gers innovative projects : Toulouse_hapycultors_lessourciers_agricultureurban farming, organic bakery & hydroponics

 

STEP 3 of my natural farming French tour:Toulouse & le Gers

As most of the project I talk about in this article are in French on their Internet pages, I will summarize what I have learned thanks to this week in the city of Toulouse and the nearby French region called Le Gers. For this third stage of my natural farming pioneers French tour I wanted to find urban agriculture

Step 2: Marie de Mazet (medicinal plants, Cévennes)

« Being treated with plants is useless, until you actually try it »

I just spent 10 days in the Marie de Mazet project, a beautiful property in the middle of the French Cevennes, where about 60 different medicinal plants are cultivated and harvested with only pure water. Marie_Mazet_Cévennes_plantes

Marie is the founder of the project. She is a former journalist that left Paris to settle at the Mazet and become a farmer. What brought her to such a change