It will come as a surprise to many, who believe Aurillac is France’s coldest city, that peaches actually grow here. I visited Claude’s garden on 8 August, where he has been cultivating this fruit for almost half a century.
As we are in the most active part of the winter pruning season for apple and pear trees in France, we look at an example of bad pruning and its consequences, in particular the growth of unfruitful ‘watershoots’.
On Thursday and Friday, we ran an educative workshop on apples for local primary schools, as part of their extra-curricular activities. It included a compote tasting session, designed as a formative sensory experience. Continue reading
My personal contribution to the Europan 14 urban project for Aurillac, my home town in France.
I worked for six weeks on this topic at the ‘Communauté d’Agglomération du Bassin d’Aurillac’ in France and was awarded top marks for it. What next? Mapping fruit trees in the area?