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
From Matthieu: I’ve taken this picture of chartreuse because I’m fascinated in the alcohol created with herbs.
Despite its beautiful captivating petals, my fingers got hurt by a thorn when I tried to hold its stem. This made me think of all the subtle techniques that nature uses in order to protect itself.
I took a photo of some leaves on the top of little tree that were red. There is not a lot of red in the garden, that’s why it struck me. There was one of the only red roses of the garden next to it and it was as if the little group of leaves wanted to imitate it.
The garden has an impressive diversity and even if at a first sight it seems to be dead and dry, it contains a lot of flowers and beasts. Why not to put a lemon verbena tea tree in it
Our new students from We Are What We Eat discovered the garden for the first time and took pictures of things they found interesting.
This is the first of many posts of their findings.
I took pictures of mint and dill herb, because these plants are easy to maintain and are useful in the kitchen. Dill can add flavour to a dish and with fresh mint we can make tea. Everyone could easily grow these plants in pots, or on the edge of a window for example.
Photo of a little worker of the garden, keeping it alive by its invisible but vital job.
Photo and comments by Rémi.
This flower is a beautiful purple periwinkle which grows at 20-30 centimeters from the ground. This plant has a very important foliage that covers the ground. The periwinkle is very adaptable to the surrounding conditions. It can grow in shade or in the sun and adapts to almost any type of soil. Photo and comments by Kilian.