Wednesday, October 8, 2008

LE POTAGER D'UN CURIEUX

image Every now and then I meet someone who inspires and amazes me with their passion for growing food and living in tune with their land. One such person is Jean-Luc Danneyrolles who is a gardener-philosopher who has started growing little-remembered plants and herbs,and lots of beautiful vegetables, common and rare. He sells his creations in the Apt marketplace on Sat. morning and opens his garden to visitors during the warmer months.image

 

 

 

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He grows and sells seeds, flowers, plants and vegetables at his idyllic property in a lush, gently sloping valley, near Apt.

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He grows everything without chemicals and is dedicated to a simple life, full of biodiversity and the love of slow....

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He writes books and is part of many groups such as Slow Food etc.

There is a room full of his seeds which he saves and sells.

Everywhere there are artistic creations and, actually, he very much reminded me of Deb.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Sounds fantastic, I am drooling looking at those tomatoes, our tomato seedlings will go in the ground today.
Thanks for sharing all these amazing experiences with us.
We are lucky to have Deb and Nirvana to visit.
And of course the rest of the gang who all bring something special to our group.
Yesterday Viv spoke at Diana's last Seeds for Health gardening lesson about seedsaving. I encouraged everyone to join KGI and our group.
Next week we will all gather at Fern Ave Community garden to swap and share our tales, seedlings and excess produce. Erica had made red lentil soup and a veggie pie, yum. We picked a great salad from the garden and shared lunch and happy times together. It was a lovely spring day and it even rained a little in the morning. It is still school holidays so there were children present and they were busy planting trays of seeds to take home. Greetings to everyone. Maggie