Landscape planning and public health: working together for a brighter future

Landscape planning and public health

Green spaces, parks, urban walks – all of these are important parts of a healthy, happy life in our big cities. But behind France’s beautiful public gardens and forests lies an uncomfortable reality: the use of pesticides, nearly all of which are extremely harmful. Despite recent French legislation aimed at reducing the use of pesticides, finding a balance between urban greenery and public health still proves complicated. Pascal Goubier, Assistant Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and Hortis expert, explains why. Continue reading…

Innovation in urban gardens. The example of Detroit.

Innovation et jardin urbain : Détroit montre l’exemple !

As we explained in an earlier blog page, climate change is going to make green town planning obligatory. But the development of nature downtown is not just a matter of urban planning. Urban agriculture has many other benefits. The proof? To save their city which had been declining for several decades, the inhabitants of Detroit chose to innovate with urban gardens. A beautiful – and fruitful – initiative! Continue reading…

French organization for ornamental horticulture and landscape VAL’HOR gets involved in Paysalia

VAL'HOR et ses entreprises du paysage s'investissent sur Paysalia

VAL’HOR has been bringing major players in the horticultural sector together since 2005, and today comprises 53,000 companies. Its goal? To develop markets and support businesses with a common vision: that plants are essential to life. According to Benoît Ganem, VAL’HOR’s President, there’s no better proof of this belief than being a Paysalia partner. Continue reading…

Carré des Jardiniers 2017: meet this year’s finalists

Carré des Jardiniers 2017

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “All my hurts my garden spade can heal.” The 2017 edition of Paysalia’s Carré des Jardiniers focuses on the theme ‘The good care of Doctor Garden’, with the competition’s five finalists showcasing their vision for boosted health, wellness and creativity in nature’s backyard. So, who will take home the Master Gardener Trophy this year? Continue reading…

‘Green City Days’ 2017: an interview with Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens General Manager

Journées Ville Verte 2017 : rencontre avec le directeur des espaces verts de Lyon

With Paysalia’s 2017 trade show fast approaching, it’s time to take a closer look at their ‘Green City Days’ initiative. The event, which takes place across four days, offers a glimpse into what really goes into maintaining Lyon’s green spaces, with a focus on health and wellbeing. Daniel Boulens, General Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and co-organizer of the event, talks to us about what Green City Days 2017 means to him. Continue reading…