Through the relationship between humankind and the landscape, we can approach the relationship between humans and their environment. We question the relationship between humankind and their territory by looking at agricultural production and consumption, and integrating objectives for sustainable development and fair trade on a local level.
This theme has grown richer through the years and involves the skills of different members of the “Environment and sustainable development” team as well as other structures such as a network of educational farms in the Vaucluse.
On themes linked to agriculture, landscape and agricultural heritage, we propose…
… intervention sessions…
- For young people: in the classroom, in community centres or in the field.
- Aimed at the general public, on request or in the context of local events like “Ventoux saveur nature”, “Ventoux Biosphere”, etc.
- Aimed at agricultural high schools, etc.
…on different themes…
- Dry agriculture and irrigated agriculture: agricultural water and traditional installations for irrigation under pressure, the Carpentras canal, etc.
- Ventoux landscapes:From bare mountain to the biggest cedar forest in Europe or the ski station on Mont Serein, the history of the sloping landscapes of this looming presence over Provence.Landscapes in the Comtadin Arc.
- Vaucluse landscapes: initiation and advanced skills in reading landscape.
- Agriculture and Biodiversity: The role played by dry-stone walls in water management on slopes and biodiversity (possibility of building small walls with classes), hedges, biodiversity within different parts of one farm.
- From agricultural landscape to sustainable development : Through different readings of the landscape, the aim is to discover local production and its links to the environment. This involves the discovery of issues facing agriculture in the upkeep and evolution of landscapes. Work on models and on site.
- "Consom’acteur" (playing an active role as a consumer):From seed to fruit, to the plant, to the supermarket… the Consom’acteur concept aims to involve consumers in the production process.Areas of consumption and their carbon footprint. Seasonal products and imports. Packaging and over-packaging: the effort to reduce waste at source by consuming local products.
…with the support of teaching materials…
- Discovery guides and exhibitions: “Paysans et Paysages du Ventoux” [Landowners and landscapes of the Ventoux] and “Paysans et Paysages de l’Arc Comtadin” [Landowners and landscapes of the Comtadin Arc].
- Scale model of 50*60 cm, providing a visualisation of the geographical context of the Comtadin Arc. Small pieces made of modelling clay bring the structure to life.
- Landscape puzzles: 4 puzzles, each representing the landscape of a given period: 1830, 1920, 1960, 2002. Throughout the activities, the students can undertake the construction of modern landscapes for themselves.
- A pathway and a teaching file on the site of the farm “sur le Parc” near Venasque / Malemort-du-Comtat.
- A teaching file containing:
8 slide shows and their teaching sheets on the themes of:
• Agricultural production and landscape: dry territories and irrigated territories: 34 slides.
• Agriculture and landscape: 17 slides.
• Looking for witnesses to ancient agricultural practices: 20 slides.
• From the water of the hills to the canal of Carpentras: 48 slides, slideshow created in the context of the “des glaciers à la Méditerranée” [from the glaciers to the Mediterranean] project with the CPIE-PACA network.
• Local production:
• From the vine to the grape: 20 slides
• The olive: 23 slides
• The cherry tree through the seasons: 16 slides
• The cycle of the strawberry: 11 slides.
- The exhibition “Production du Ventoux” in partnership with the “Groupement de développement agricole du Ventoux”.