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Terre & Conscience
Terre & Conscience
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Avenue Elisabethlaan, Tervueren, Belgium, BE
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Cool Temperate

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Terre & Conscience

Project Type

Urban, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This is both a "garden manager" and design project. While I am hired to take care of the crops, develop the garden and the activities around it, I've been appointed to take a designing process during the time I will be working there, moslty from March to November 2013.

Project Description

The garden is sepatared in 5 to 6 parts at the moment. It has 4000 sq meters of surface with a gentle slope divided in 3 terraces. There is an old forest just behing the border. It was a previous pine tree forest, and has been cut down to create crops on the site. Downhill, there is a gathering space with a fair surface that can host up to 30 people, where courses, introductions and workhops are given.

The land is owned by one of the core-volunteers, the sister of the main manager of the non-profit organization, Terre & Conscience.

There is already a lot of competencies in the core group of volunteers, and a great sensibility to earth and biosphere problems. The intentions are great, but the knowledge of landscape and community management remain in the mist of the good intentions. There are badly syhcnronized, and the action remain within the scope of the "old way of thinking", ie. interventionism on the site by a landscape designer to built a cool giant-size "manadala" of raised beds to gather "energy flows" emitted by the site, but no work on the keyline or topography whatsoever.

The core group is composed of people around 40-60 years of age, where most of them have a quite good living standard, which makes it interesting to work with.



First pictures of the site

This is just a series of images that were taken in early March.

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