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Learn Organic Gardening in Limousin

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Perhaps you fantasise about living a self-sufficient lifestyle, with your own vegetable plot and a couple of chickens – or maybe it’s just that a lot of your financial resources go towards buying ‘greener’ organic produce and you feel you’re being punished for being good; either way, a course in organic gardening might be the next step towards satisfaction – and not just in a culinary sense, either. It’s often been said that gardening can be therapeutic, and a week or so immersed in the rural idyll of an organic farm could hardly be bad for you.

Organic farming isn’t just about going chemical free; as well as finding out new, natural ways to fend off pests and diseases, you can also discover how to improve the fertility of the soil on your patch with your own, home-made compost, propagate plants and manage crop rotation (so you’ll be able to harvest seasonal fruit and vegetables all year round).

Part of the principle of organic farming is to encourage beneficial wildlife in your little bit of the ecosystem rather than scaring it off, so the fascinating little lives of butterflies, bees and other creepy-crawlies become important too.

A good place to learn is in the peaceful, French countryside of Limousin; you can spend seven days in organic gardening paradise with ‘Vacances Vertes les Belles’ in their lovely farmhouse in the village of Saint Germain les Belles, adjoining the teaching gardens. There’s a beach nearby and a great range of traditional markets, small shops and restaurants to explore, as well as mile upon mile of picturesque farmland to stroll through.

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Written by  larapiegeler.

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