About ‘Les Jardins d’ici’


“I am really pleased to see that the fruit is being used”. Tree owner, London, September 2011. Picture: surplus pears donated by the tree owner.

From pears to figs and kiwis, many fruits grow in London, where this blog started.

Often wasted these days, because modernity has taken us away from the edible garden, they are a source of simple and healthy sustenance and satisfaction accessible to many.

The blog presents stories, recipes and tips gathered across Europe on growing, eating and sharing local fruit, as well as educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of such activities.

About the author

Jean-Jacques has long worked as a market researcher for the food industry. He believes that taking care of all lands, including domestic and community gardens, will trigger better eating habits and enable to improve food availability for all, across the planet.

Based in Aurillac, his home town in rural France, he tutors design and business students at Central Saint Martins in London.

In 2016, he completed a degree in education for sustainable development delivered by the Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l’Éducation Clermont Auvergne (France) and the Haute Ecole Pédagogique de Fribourg (Switzerland).

In 2017, he became a trustee of Les CROQUEURS de pommes®, a network of 63 local associations with 8,000 members which has safeguarded heritage fruit varieties in France since 1978.


The pictures in this blog are his, unless otherwise stated. They can be used in online publications, with a reference to the blog in the form of an active web link.

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