Spring starts strong with the Emmaüs association in Pamiers

the essentials The Emmaus community of Pamiers is not idle at the start of spring. Faced with the early season, the association began to unpack thousands of organic plants developed by the companions.

The weather is nice, it’s warm, the tomato plants are doing well. In Pamiers, the Emmaüs community was forced to exceptionally unpack their plants earlier this year.

For several years, the companions have themselves produced thousands of plants of numerous species of vegetables which they cultivate on their land in Saint-Jean-du-Falga. These are then put on sale at the Pamiers bric-a-brac, consumed by companions or are also used to respond to various partnerships with local structures such as EREA.

Many tomato plants are already on sale at the Appamean bric-a-brac. “We had to deal with this precocity. We have thousands of plants just waiting to be transplanted. The beef hearts will soon follow during the Book Festival that we are organizing at the end of the month,” explains Fabien Paul, community manager. “All our plants benefit from the organic farming label”

A busy schedule

On March 14, the Appamean community had the joy once again this year of being able to count on the generosity of their counterpart in Bougival, in Yvelines. In fact, they sent them nearly 10 tonnes of books of all kinds which will expand the stalls of the festival organized on April 27 and 28. Like every edition, the profits from this sale will be donated to the SOS Famille Emmaüs association in Foix.

There are only a few days left for the companions to finish sorting the thousands of books before the book festival. DDM – QB

Workshops and conferences are also planned in partnership with the Association Why Pas Moi (APPM). André Montané will be the godfather of this edition. The association will organize conferences on invisible disabilities over these two days. It will also be an opportunity to meet and talk with a disabled athlete.

If the community will once again offer a wide choice of tomato plants, whether cherry, Russian, or even paola, many other vegetable plants will follow on May 3 and 4 on the occasion of the 7th edition of Barter with plants that they organize.

The month of June will not be easy either. Thanks to its solidarity farm project, Emmaüs does not hesitate to share and benefit other associations. Last summer, the partnership signed between Emmaüs and Les Restos du Cœur made it possible to provide nearly 4 tonnes of vegetables.

A partnership renewed this year and which will therefore see the supply of nearly 300 tonnes of various vegetables every 15 days to the Restos du Cœur de l’Ariège headquarters. These vegetables will subsequently be distributed across all 12 Ariège establishments.

On its Saint-Jean-du-Falga site, the Emmaüs community also welcomes local schools for a visit to the gardens of its solidarity farm.

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