Garden



 


In Soisay, garden and farmland are managed according to the principles of agroecology, without watering and with natural fertilizers.

The main products of the garden are kiwis, pears, apples and herbs.

Hay, barley and clover are also organic products for animals. Soisay production plant is certified to European standards for organic by Ecocert.

The flowery meadows are natural and permanent. They harbor a large diversity of plant species that grow at different times of the year. They have a melliferous value, because their flowers attract pollen gathering insects that produce honey, and a good nutritional value for animals that eat their hay in winter.The flowery meadows can accomodate nearly 4 times more earthworms per hectare as plowed grassland. Earthworms stir and aerate the soil, they increase soil fertility and limit its loss by producing fine galleries where rainwater flows. They are good indicators of soil quality.

 

 

“One of the deepest intuitions of Thoreau is to have realized that the man could not really expect to be in the world if not standing at the balance between knowledge and ignorance”  François Specq