THE BIO-ECOLOGICAL GARDEN

A part of our life

The choice of organic and biodynamic agriculture is essential for animals, nature, and humans in order to remain healthy. Taking care of the animals and plants that surround us and that are part of our diet is important.

The garden is an essential part of our life. It provides us with fruit and vegetables that are rich in vitamins and other medicinal substances. The cultivation of fruit and vegetables has a direct influence on our physical and mental well-being.

Furthermore, the garden is a privileged place. It establishes the connection to the earth, connects us to the essential, calms our minds, and adds a spiritual aspect to the whole process. From seed production to waste recycling, everything is done on-site.

THE PERMACULTURE

A permaculture garden

Permaculture is a possibility to keep the garden harmonious and sustainable so that over the years, it can become autonomous. Without the need for fossil fuels, it produces abundant and delicious fruit and vegetables. At the same time, it also provides a habitat for many microorganisms, insects, and animals.

The protection of species is an important issue, which is why many fruit trees, berry bushes, and vegetables are planted on the estate. They are all protected by Pro Specie Rara. That way, old varieties help to preserve biodiversity and are valued, as are insects and birds.

The fruit and vegetables that are grown in the garden can be bought in the wholefood shop (and they can also be tasted in restaurants in the future). You will be amazed by the fact what nature is able to produce in terms of taste, scents, and colours.

In the barn, you will find a greenhouse for growing vegetables during winter. It is located right next to the cows.

All yields are available in the wholefood shop.

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Esther Mottier


Bio-ecological gardens are a source and a place of inspiration, a place where we work in symbiosis with nature.

From 2023

BIO-ECOLOGICAL GARDEN Sector overview

About the project

At present, vegetables are grown in permaculture. Hills are to be created which will surround the entire agricultural area. This would divide the fields by hedges and hills that protect against the wind so that the land would suffer less from erosion and drought. As many vegetables as possible would be grown on a one-kilometer hill to supply the restaurant and the shop. Furthermore, ponds and a small lake are planned, which are not only watering places for the animals but also invite for a swim.

It is a big concern to increase the number of fruit trees and wild berries, so that the shop and restaurant can be supplied with the harvest, but also to share it with wild animals, as it is usual in bio-ecological gardens.

A certain permaculture is already taking place in the fields, but it can be increased by a large percentage. At the moment, it accounts only for about 5% of the total planned area. However, the existing fields offer a good opportunity to try out different seed varieties and to find those that best suit the climate of the Pays-d'Enhaut.

In addition to the permaculture gardens, there will be parks and gardens near the farm, laid out according to the organ clock. This will create opportunities for interaction and mediation.

Furthermore, there will be an integrated Kneipp path and hiking trails in order to create a habitat which is accessible to all.

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ADVANTAGES

for the region, the community and the individual

  • Protection and conservation of native species 
  • No pesticides or herbicides
  • Cultivation and harvesting of fruit and vegetables during three quarters of the year at high altitude
  • No waste and losses, no CO2 emissions

NEWS FROM THE PROJECT

News

17 Objectifs de Développement Durable ONU

Project: Organic Garden

Bio-ecological Garden & Sustainable Development Goals

The intention of the current project is to participate in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals…

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