CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE
A 650 m² urban garden was created in March 2014 in the courtyard of the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel. It was created by TOPAGER, a young innovative company specializing in agriculture and urban biodiversity, at the initiative of the General Manager of the hotel, René ANGOUJARD.
A production of fruits and vegetables with high taste value
Each year, the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel vegetable garden produces more than 500 kg of fruit and vegetables, of incomparable freshness and aromas, intended to concoct the recipes of the Frame brasserie, the restaurant of the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel hotel.
DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVE
Located in the heart of Paris, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, it consists of:
– a vegetable garden containing vegetables, fresh herbs but also edible flowers, strawberries and raspberries,
– an orchard with 10 fruit trees
– a henhouse housing 6 hens and four beehives,
– 2 composters.
– An area dedicated to biodiversity of 120 m².
Resolutely innovative and pioneering, this project reinvents classic ornamental green spaces by integrating the notion of urban agriculture.
The maintenance of the vegetable garden is carried out by people with slight disabilities who acquire new skills
The vegetable garden is also a source of oxygen for both customers and the team. The kitchen staff help maintain this garden and the henhouse. Discovery workshops and participation in the harvest contribute to the cohesion of the various services and promote team-building.
- Organisation: Pullman Paris
- City: Paris
- Type of provider: Hotel
- Circular principle: Regenerate natural systems
- Focus: Restore
- Keywords: #urban garden #biodiversity