Spring has finally arrived at The Big Raise, the (future) permaculture farm. Our trainee maker-farmers have loads to do: Windbreaks to plant, cuttings to nurture, fruit bushes to plant...
Published 13 March 2018 by Alexis Rowell
Our trainee maker-farmers want to start planting fruit trees on their land next winter, but first they need to know how healthy their soil is with the help from a special kind of doctor.
Published 13 February 2018 by Alexis Rowell
Théo Champagnat et Jean-Noël Gertz grow mushrooms in a disused underground car park. We sent our future maker-farmers on the first official visit of the only organic farm in Paris.
Published 23 January 2018 by Alexis Rowell
The long-term aim of Alexis and Blanche is to produce energy from sources on their permaculture farm: biomass, sun, geothermal. Here is their energy strategy interim plan.
Published 21 November 2017 by Alexis Rowell
In order to make his microfarm a reality, Alexis trained in permaculture at the Norman farm of Bec Hellouin. He took the opportunity to interview his founders, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer.
Published 31 October 2017 by Alexis Rowell
How do you do keep the trees and plants on a permaculture farm watered given global warming? Alexis and Blanche got busy with a digger to make a rainwater storage facility and a natural swimming pool.
Published 3 October 2017 by Alexis Rowell
Can a maker live in the countryside, whith no 3D printer? Our zero waste experts, Alexis and Blanche, think so. In the Perche region, they experiment with permaculture.
Published 12 October 2016 by Alexis Rowell
For the last 9 months Alexis & Blanche have been trying to reduce their waste to zero. By the end of September, they reached 90g per person per week. How do they do it?
Published 30 June 2016 by Alexis Rowell
To coincide with the first Zero Waste Festival in France from June 30th to July 2d, ecowarrior Alexis explains his life with Blanche, minimizing their impact on the environment.