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Beetroots

Beetroots are known as a French home produce. Indeed, this vegetable has been traditionally grown to make white sugar, the one we use daily in coffee, tea or cakes. However, we all know that sugar is problematic, especially for health issues. But today, beetroots have become a trendy vegetable, forgetting the image of the canteen dish. Many cuisine influencers and cooks have set new cakes recipes replacing sugar by beetroots to propose healthy delights: Let’s try! – Photo and text by Halil

Backyard Composter

We encourage ENPC students to use the backyard composter. Your food scraps will be transformed into compost with the help of humidity and aeration. The waste is converted into a perfect fertilizer for the plants of the garden! – from Manuel

Teamwork

This team and others have managed to draw the garden back to its former beauty and appeal. After a lot of scratches, nettle stings and general dirty fatigue, this crew incorporated last year’s Meunier dorm compost (thanks!) into the soil and got in some onions, radishes, lettuce and more. Nothing like teamwork to get the job done.

Little Worker

bee - RemiPhoto of a little worker of the garden, keeping it alive by its invisible but vital job.

Photo and comments by Rémi.

The little things

I chose these little flowers because in this season, they are the most coloured things we can observe. It is all the more interesting since they are very little in comparison with the other plants of the garden and thus, they are not the first thing we see in the garden. Comments and pictures by Nicolas.

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Spring planting

IMG_2628 IMG_2629 IMG_2631 IMG_2632 IMG_2633After a long winter of hardy cooking waste, the Develop’ponts composters are now full. Lorraine has added more straw to dry it out and hopefully finish off the process for us to use the compost by early summer. They will be setting up a new one in the next weeks.

Our Wednesday class decided to get a bit of early planting going before the March rain showers. It’s probably still too cold for the seeds to sprout, but we were excited to be rid of winter and imagine that spring is here. The calendar says so, anyway…