This video is in French! To translate, go in Youtube at the bottom of the video player, turn on subtitles and click settings wheel > subtitles/cc to switch language. Enjoy!
An interesting wind powered sailing initiative that is documenting different low-tech solutions from around the world.
A photo tour of Les Recontres, a radical hands-on skill-sharing event in France hosted by French farm hacking heroes l'Atelier Paysan.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a wealth of activities: introductory sessions to metal work, talks, workshops, conferences, etc. In this form you can tell us the activities that interest you the most, and help us to put together a programme that suits your needs! In order to keep things simple, we […]
http://latelierpaysan.org/IMG/jpg/whoweare2.jpg We are a French-speaking collective of small-scale farmers, employees and agricultural development organisations, gathered together as a cooperative named l’Atelier Paysan. Based on the principle that farmers are themselves innovators, we have been collaboratively developing methods and practices to reclaim farming skills and achieve self-sufficiency in relation to the tools and machinery […]
I don't know about you, but the list of words that I can actually read is French is pretty short, spans the length of soufflé to the lyrics of "Lady Marmalade." So, when I look at this website, I can just barely string enough cognates and context clues together to glean the most basic and […]
Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative of small-scale farmers, engineers and agricultural development organisations. Together, we develop methods and practices to reclaim farming skills and achieve self-sufficiency in relation to the tools and machinery used in organic farming. On 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016, we will be holding a gathering on a farm in […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgib25VYUJA] Check out this dorky awesome video. Commence agricultural trance.
"My apologies to the Parisians," said Sebastien Louzaouen, a member of the Young Farmers' Union in France, "but the farmers are coming." The warning comes as an estimated 1,700 tractors and thousands of agricultural workers from across the country rolled into downtown Paris on Thursday – part of a growing protest movement led by unionized small- and medium-scale […]
France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities By Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian, May 22, 2015 French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The French national assembly […]
If you can read French, this is a great resource from the folks at L'Atelier Paysan. If French looks like gobbledygook to you, this website is still worth an exploration (read: random clicking) because what they are doing is awesome. Check it out HERE! (Hint: "outils" means "tools" in French).
a quick note from Severine: http://www.adabio-autoconstruction.org Julien and Joseph from " Ada bio Autoconstruction" are coming across from France to visit farms in Canada, Vermont, NY state-- Severine is driving them around. These are the open source hackers who have focused on tool-design and fabrication skills training for diversified organic farms in France, and have […]
Land Trusts Across the Pond from The Agrarian Trust July 1, 2013 [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/65132998 w=500&h=281] A trust for public land in France: Terre de Liens is a civil society organization created in 2003 to address the difficulties faced by organic and peasant farmers in securing agricultural land. Land prices are high and land market so competitive […]
French recession: Farms feeling the pinch A year after French President Francois Hollande was elected, promising growth and jobs, the economy has slipped back into recession. As the BBC's Christian Fraser reports, economic problems are affecting rural workers as much as those in the city. The Lot-et-Garonne region is home to the largest organic farming […]