In Morbihan, the Farm of Tomorrows focuses on agroecology

In Morbihan, the Farm of Tomorrows focuses on agroecology
In Morbihan, the Farm of Tomorrows focuses on agroecology

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Céline Ravaudet

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May 19, 2024 at 9:36 a.m.

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There Farm of tomorrows opens its doors to the public for the first time on May 24, in Moustoir-Ac. “From this date we will offer a farm sale every Friday evening, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,” says Charlotte Bour.

With her husband, Olivier Picquet, they launched their project which combines the market gardening And arboriculture, last September in Kervrannic, on the borders of the communes of Moustoir-Ac and Plumelin. Under the large greenhouse, the first vegetables (salads, snow peas, onions, beets, etc.) are ready!

A family project

“We do not come from an agricultural background,” the couple, parents of little Anouk, do not hide. Before settling in Brittany, they lived in Paris where they both worked in humanitarian work: he at Action Against Hunger, and she, for Laafi, an association which supports development projects, mainly in Burkina (Editor’s note she still working there). “We worked on agricultural projects without putting our hands in the ground. We wanted to live it every day. »

This farm is a family and collaborative projecteven if it is carried by Olivier who returned to studies and obtained a BPREA (agricultural business manager) before settling down.

In Moustoir-Ac, they found this farm of seven hectares, two of which can be cultivated, with rich soil since it had not been worked for many years.

The first months were busy. The work continued and the weather was not helpful this winter. But none of this discouraged them! They spared no effort to have everything ready, in particular to implement an efficient watering system, based on the recovery of rainwater.

Market gardening and arboriculture

Olivier and Charlotte chose to develop a farm model in agroecology. To do this, helped by family and friends, but also by volunteers, they have already planted more than 800 trees and shrubs between the market garden alleys. Apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees, apricot trees, fig trees… and even little-known varieties of berries! The couple wants to experiment with the full range of possibilities, “and we will see which varieties will best adapt to the local climate. »

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This approach promotes wild agriculture that acts as a carbon sink, “generates its own fertility and creates an oasis for wildlife, including birds, insects, mushrooms and all micro-inhabitants of the soil. » For the market gardener, we must be optimistic and combative in the face of the challenges of climate change: “If we want resilient agriculture, we must work with nature. »

Practical. The farm of tomorrows, Kervrannic, Moustoir-Ac. Launch Friday May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with visit to the farm, sale of vegetables. Facebook page, Instagram and website in the name of the farm. Contact: 06 28 23 28 52; email: [email protected]

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