urbanites share gardens


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France 3

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France 3 Alsace, D.Meneu, V.Roy, I.Hassid-Guimier

France 3

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The need for a gardener has been confirmed since the start of the health crisis. How to cultivate your vegetable garden in unusual places?

You don’t have to be in the countryside to grow your vegetables. In the middle of buildings, a stone’s throw from the center of Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin), city-dwellers work the soil with or without experience in the field. “It’s new but it’s fascinating. If you don’t know what it is, where it comes from, how it grows, you are dependent on a lot of external things and if you close all the doors even at that point. ‘time of globalization we end up with our package of pasta “, testifies Fabrice, volunteer gardener.

Everyone comes to the garden for their own reasons and more and more urbanites are taking an interest in it. “We feel that as soon as a garden is created immediately we have people who want to go there. The Covid has undoubtedly intensified a little this desire for a return to nature close to home”, testifies a volunteer gardener. The pressure is strong to create shared gardens, it is even more so on allotment gardens. The city of Strasbourg is not able to respond to all requests.

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