In 2021-2022, the L'OCCITANE Foundation supported the NGO Sport dans la Ville in the creation of a 1,000 m2 permaculture vegetable garden and the planting of a 2,000 m2 food forest at the heart of its youth vacation and training center in Poët-Laval (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France).
The vegetable garden has an educational vocation above all but the production will be used in the canteen of the Center. The preparation of the land will be done in the fall of 2021 so that the beds will be ready to be planted in the spring of 2022 and produce during the summer, thus allowing the organization of daily workshops for the young people of the Center.
The food forest will bring continuity to the vegetable garden. It will serve as an ecological corridor between the forest below and the vegetable garden. In addition to its important productivity, it will provide a quiet and aesthetic space for strolling. This model imitates the natural forest, it has a strong educational aspect.