The French energy transition law is likely to impact the economic landscape for public authorities – and landscapes themselves – profoundly! As it will no longer be possible to use plant health products for the maintenance of public parks and gardens, alternatives will have to be found! This article explores some of them.
If you come across a Soay sheep in the middle of Lille, you are not hallucinating! A few years ago, the city adopted a flock of sheep and the ecological grazing technique. Why? We talked to Plaine Environment Plaine Energie President Philippe Feugère, which gives not one but 6 good reasons for choosing ecological grazing to maintain your green spaces!
Techniques, originals, inspirational… If topiary creations are called art forms, there is a reason! Here we list the 6 most beautiful examples of topiary art in the world.
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Do you know what the word aquaponics means? It is a word combining aquiculture – fish breeding – and hydroponics – growing plants in water. But, much more than that, this simple word means a process of integrated culture which could be the answer to the challenges of tomorrow’s world… We talked to Valérie Zimmermann, who runs the Ferme Aquacole d’Anjou, to find out more.
With Ecological town planning, vegetalising urban buildings has become increasingly important. Besides being what the French want, vegetalising brings dull roofs alive, keeps homes cool in summer, retains rain water and cleans the air. What more could you ask for? A vegetalised roof certainly looks better than tiles or 100% concrete… however few laws exist and the rules remain hazy. To clear the ground we talked to Tarvel development manager Luc Proton! Continue reading…