Fermes de Gally
In addition to the territorial requalification, the main objective of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of this innovative economic, social and environmental offer on small abandoned or disused areas located in urban and peri-urban areas.
Re-vegetating the city or its surroundings, cultivating and selling products in markets in short and ecological circuits, sensitizing citizens to food and environmental issues, creating jobs and, at the same time, enhancing the heritage. The experimental site of this French project is an old landfill deriving from the motorway extension, from the excavations of car parks and the tunnels in the Ile de France, a 10-meter high mound over an area of 8 hectares. The landfill activity closed in 1996 leaving the site abandoned for more than 15 years, but in 2012, this land was acquired by Les Fermes de Gally, with a reconversion of use, to host the demonstrator of urban agroecology of the association Le Vivant et la Ville. The first Ferme en Ville is a demonstrator located in the city of Saint-Cyr l’Ecole (Yvelines). The innovative offer of services combines the above-ground cultivation with the market in a circular economy, and moreover, it hosts tourist, educational and professional visits – offering an operational solution in the field of experimental research – informing and educating citizens and visitors about the operation and the role of agriculture, on the origin of products and on the seasonality of fruit and vegetables. The entire space is enriched by numerous agricultural activities, such as honey harvesting, floriculture, wine and beer production, or recreational-tourism, such as hiking trails, the labyrinth of Gally, show-cooking, the educational workshops, which take place during the year in the spaces of the Ferme.
This project involves: citizen groups, communities, non-profit organisations, association and families.
- social or community goals/benefits
- goals/benefits in the development of landscape and urban space
- regeneration and valorisacion of a place
- complex work of management and organization of works and subjects