fondation pour la defense de l'environnement

Le Jardin des Maraîchers (F)

This association hosts a collective that has decided to cultivate Dijon’s greenbelt, which had been lying fallow for the past ten years in the area of the Lentillères, and turn it into vegetable gardens. However, the town hall recently bought the land as part of an urban planning project thereby threatening the association’s work. The collective’s objective is to offer organic vegetables on a weekly market and to launch an itinerant cafeteria and a cannery. For these reasons the association’s members would like to enlarge their area of cultivable land. We have helped fund the acquisition of a rotary tiller, a 500 m2 greenhouse and assisted in improving the existing irrigation system.

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