We had a first meeting with the UPEC geography students who are interested in doing research around the Jardin pontanique. They are studying the campus and more specifically the jardin from socio-geographic point of view. Thanks for thinking of us!
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This is my favorite picture from my last trip to the garden: it is a baby radish. There were planted at the beginning of October and a week later, we could already see them coming out; I think it is quite rewarding. I also find interesting to see the evolution between this early stage of the growth and the final state of the radish. Fun fact: I tasted it and it already had a bit of taste! – Text and photo by Gabrielle
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
Friday was a day of poetry, invention and medicinals in the garden. Three different project groups from the English section shared their work on a lovely sunny if pollenous afternoon. We had Wordsworth and Dickenson, thyme jelly and cold angelica tea and inaugurated the « indestructable » information stand made from a reused bridge structure and pallet wood. There was a fun exchange about allergies and lots of shared kleenexes before the rain which cleared the sky.
The We Are What We Eat students got our beans, potatoes and artichoke plants in the ground today after recovering the garden from the waist-high weeds. (Thanks ID Vert). It also gave me the occasion to explain the difference between weeds and weed, especially when someone confused the fake strawberry plants for the latter. It appears that no one had any fun at all (or maybe just a little…)
Our new course of We Are What We Eat getting a taste of fall gardening. Fortunately, one of our friends and JP founders spent a summer gardening with his lovely daughter and we came back to well-kempt crops and flower beds. The vandals were ruthless though, once again breaking our pond and destroying one of our bench projects.
Here are a few pics from Louise from the occasion.