Towards an ethical and sustainable future
A year across France to discover lifestyles based on ecology and well-being. A year of learning and enrichment through volunteering, woofings, short training courses, participatory projects centered on three approaches that particularly interest me, permaculture, herbalism and eco-construction.
Keywords: transition, resilience, permaculture, ecology, transformation, herbalism, eco-construction, low tech, zero-waste, cycling, learning.
Construction of a vegetable garden using pallets to reclaim my alimentation and experiment with the low tech approach.
Third stay with Jules to participate in the construction of a straw bale extension with vegetalized roof.
First months of courses at the Gabion center in Mane for my professional retraining in eco-construction.
Continuation of the renovation worksite in the Hautes-Alpes with finishing of the roof and laying of tiles.
Being amazed at the contact of herbalists persons, discovering a project that makes sense and finding answers for the future.
Living on the heights of Gap in winter and immerse myself in the shapes and the perfect landscapes of the Gapençaise region.
A month of volunteering work in the Hautes-Alpes to help with the ecological renovation project of an old ruin.
What does living in a Tiny House mean? Making a choice and orienting myself professionally on the path of eco-construction.
Discovering organic market gardening and wondering about the future, ergonomics in the fields and the importance of tales and aesthetics.
Are we able to change our way of communicating in order to set up a coexistence based on respect for each other?
Being confronted with the reality of traveling by bicycle and train in France and questioning myself about my decisions.
Using wood in a raw and respectful way to put creativity and simplicity back at the heart of our living spaces.
Discovering what it means to harvest chestnuts in a traditional way in one of the main producing region, the Limousin.
First approach of medicinal and aromatic plants and their transformation into herbal teas.
Living on a family farm for two weeks in the heart of Limousin and realizing that things are not that simple.
Application, during a participatory worksite, of lime plaster on the exterior walls and earth plaster on the interior walls.
Description of the different stages in the construction of a straw house and the techniques used.
Volunteering on the construction site of a house built in straw located on the Crozon peninsula at the end of Brittany.
Discovering the construction with natural materials and be inspired by the traditional architecture of the Normandy region.
Transform its fruits into jars to keep them longer and have access all year round especially during winter time.
Discovering permaculture applied to the field of food production and thoughts about its application.
Two weeks of wwoofing in the heart of Normandy to discover within an eco-farm the beginnings of permaculture and another way of living.
One day at the end of August 2020 I left. My head full of questions about the future of our lifestyles and our societies, I set out to discover and learn other possibilities.