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…

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…