Fertile substrate, an alternative to using topsoil? A morning of discussion at the École du Breuil

9 March 2021

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Fertile substrate, an alternative to using topsoil?

The École du Breuil (the school of horticulture for the City of Paris) and ECT offer a morning of discussion. This conference takes place on Thursday 18 March from 09:00 to 11:30. The event is open for physical attendance by students of the École du Breuil, and it’s open by way of videoconferencing to all who sign up.

The participants will present their experiences and give examples of use of this growing medium.

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The programme includes time for questions and discussion

  • Welcoming the participants
  • Introduction by Alexandre Hennekinne, director of the École du Breuil
  • Introduction by Laurent Mogno, chairman of ECT
  • Initial findings from experiments: “Composition of the fertile substrate and plant cover” Camille Soulard and Flore Diradourian, experimental supervisors – ASTREDHOR Seine-Manche and Benjamin Tilliet, director of research & development at ECT
  • Questions and discussion with the audience
  • A landmark: “Using fertile substrate in the Georges-Valbon Park”- a video interview with Benoit Pinsseau, director of the Georges-Valbon Park.
  • Recent examples: “Greening the Esplanade Saint-Louis in the Bois de Vincennes” – Eric Lamelot, manager of the Bois de Vincennes
  • Questions and discussion with the audience
  • Input from François Nolde, head of the agronomy laboratory, manager of the Soil Centre of the Division des Expertises Sol et Végétal of the Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement for the City of Paris
  • Questions and discussion with the audience

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