Urban Farming Flourishes in Paris | urban farming

PARIS—Sidney Delourme gets really passionate when showing pictures of his ambitious project. For now, it is just a huge rooftop in Paris overlooking rails and old towers with the Montmartre hill in the background, but his drawings show plans for green and wooden spaces.The 31-year-old is developing a huge urban farm in the heart of Paris, which is often cited for its lack of green space compared to its large population size. A study by MIT’s Sensible City Lab published in January found that Paris is the least green city among 10 major cities studied.

We were only seven project developers…Today, we can estimate that there are anywhere between 200 to 300 projects under development

People like Delourme want to change that. With his working-partner and co-founder Sarah Msika, they are in the process of securing further funding to turn the rooftop of a former railway site into an innovative urban farm covering 7,000 square meters (1.7 acres).


The duo intend to plant purple basil, chocolate mint, ancient lettuce, and edible flowers in the farm. The facility will have many innovative features, including a greenhouse that gets its heat from a data center located below, hydroponics cultures—a method of growing plants in water rather than in soil—and space for permaculture. Plans are also in place to include a store to sell some of the produce, as well as areas for educational activities [ . . . ]

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Why Old World French Winemakers are Choosing to Grow in Napa Valley

The trend of French winemakers relocating to the New World – why Napa is their new home, and what it means for the future of wine.

Drill down into a vintner’s experience these days and you’ll find an internship in Bordeaux, a harvest in Australia, a year in Argentina, a progressive stint in California. The movement of winemakers around the globe resembles nothing so much as an in-flight magazine’s map of airline routes.

One path, though, has become more heavily grooved in recent years. More and more winemakers (many representing major houses back home) are traveling on a one-way ticket—from France to the West Coast of the United States. It’s a commitment to concentrate on land lesser known than the great domaines and châteaux of Burgundy or Bordeaux; to raise families an ocean and a continent apart from grandparents; and to risk entire careers on early promise and a hunch [ . . . ]

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In the footsteps of Laetitia Dosch 

Actress Laetitia Dosch makes an appointment with Karine Vasarino for a night stroll in Lausanne. The Franco-Swiss actress lived in the Vaudois capital between 2003 and 2008.

Sur les pas d’une actrice aux multiples facettes. Sur scène, elle propose des spectacles qui expérimentent les limites. Chauffeuse de salle, animale, elle tourne actuellement avec “Hate”, pièce dans laquelle elle joue nue avec un cheval.Personnalité atypique, l’étiquette de dingue de service lui a longtemps collé à la peau. Mais depuis sa nomination aux César pour son rôle dans “Jeune femme” (Caméra d’or à Cannes en 2017), Laetitia Dosch découvre le côté paillettes et glamour de son métier.Elle sera prochainement dans “Nos batailles” avec Romain Duris. Mais la belle rousse qui se trouvait moche à l’adolescence ne se considère pas comme une star.Laetitia Dosch donne rendez-vous à Karine Vasarino pour une balade nocturne à Lausanne. L’actrice franco-suisse a vécu dans la capitale vaudoise entre 2003 et 2008.

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