Using community gardens for insertion: an ideal way to fight exclusion

Jardin d'insertion

Insertion gardens are for people excluded from society or the workplace. They create a space where people can talk to each other, learn something new and even train for finding a job in green space maintenance. Community gardens for insertion are ideal for supporting social actions from which everyone can benefit. Here are some examples of how insertion gardens can be fruitful! Continue reading…

Green walls in landscape planning – a fast-growing trend!

Créer un mur végétal

Greening vertical surfaces is a fast-growing garden trend, opening the way for new opportunities for landscapers. At the Paysalia Innovations Trophies contest in 2017, Terra Ferma’s Mur Jardin (green wall) won a prize for this innovation. To find out more about integrating green walls into landscape planning, we talked to founder engineer Victor Bourkov, responsible for Terra Ferma’s commercial development and Pierre-Yves Jorcin, qualified architect and landscape gardener, in charge of R&D. Continue reading…

Phytotechnology: sustainable tool for the management of contaminated soils

Phytotechnologies et dépollution des sols

Phytotechnologies are very interesting for public authorities wanting to recover polluted areas, industrialists wanting to contain contaminants and landscaping professionals looking to enrich the services they provide. We already dedicated a conference to phytoremediation and landscape planning at Paysalia 2017 and continue on this topic with Valerie Bert, studies and research engineer at the INERIS Clean and Sustainable Technologies and Processes Service. Continue reading…

Discover an effective urban reforestation method for communities!

Reboisement urbain et création d'espaces verts

The idea of planting woodlands in urban areas is slowly gaining ground. The ecological city of Lyon (France), which hosts the Paysalia show for landscaping professionals, has planted a 5.5 hectares forest on its city center (1) ! Although green cities understand the urgency of urban reforestation for the health of residents, they are however confronted with major difficulties in terms of time and space. An eco-city planning challenge met by ingenious landscaping professionals. Continue reading…

4 possible applications of virtual reality for landscape architecture

Réalité virtuelle paysagisme

If 3D design software is common in landscape architecture, the use of virtual reality is still in its infancy. However, far from being confined to video game, it has been adopted in a host of sectors. Taking as a starting point initiatives that already exist, Paysalia imagines what virtual reality could bring to landscapers in the years to come… Continue reading…