About ‘Les Jardins d’ici’

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“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 in 2013.

From pears to kiwis, many types of fruit grow in London, where this blog started.

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

The blog presents recipes, tips and stories on growing, eating and sharing local fruit, as well as educational initiatives aimed at exploring those wonders.

It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the sustainable development benefits of such activities.

About the author

Jean-Jacques Lescure 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 students at Central Saint Martins in London.

In 2016, he completed a degree in education for sustainable development delivered by the University of Clermont-Auvergne (France) and the Haute Ecole Pédagogique de Fribourg (Switzerland).

In 2017, he became a trustee of Les CROQUEURS de pommes ®, a 8,000 members network of 63 local French associations safeguarding heritage fruit varieties since 1978.

Pictures

The pictures in this blog are his, unless otherwise stated. They can be used in other publications as references to the post they were published in, or/and to the ‘Les Jardins d’ici’ blog in general.

 

 

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