The following photos are AMAP farmers (similiar to Community Supported Agriculture system) near Venerque le Verne, about 40 kilometers from
Pierre Besse, wife Nicole and neighbor-friends Nigel Parker and Renee Zehmer afforded me an afternoon interview and tour of their farms. Pierre, Renee, and I sat down over cups of espresso and discussed their political, social, and philosophical ideas about what they do, AMAP’s framework, climate change, GMO’s, compost, sustainable living and much more. I was so delighted to see their strawbale and cob n mud built structures as well as their composting toilets.
My apologies for not providing you with a report of my observations but I just returned and must prepare for an early morning departure. Enjoy the photos for now and I promise to give an in depth report on AMAP's, and details about these lovely farm families.