Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ecological-Farm-in-Valence-27MZIFJ61PHVW.htmlConceptually similarEcological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6TMCompleted★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6S2Completed★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6PKCompleted★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6T6Completed★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6QCCompleted★★★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6TBCompleted★★★★Ecological Fruit Farms in ValenceGP0STP6QSCompleted★★★★Ecological Farm in ValenceGP0STP6TICompleted★★★★Ecological Fruit Farms in ValenceGP0STP6T9Completed★★★★View AllGP0STP6V7Ecological Farm in ValenceEcological farmer Guillaume Plantier, examines his ecological wheat at "La goutte", an ecological farm near Valence in France. "Ecological farming is a way for me to make a productive and sustainable agriculture while respecting other humans and other living organisms.If we are to compare chemical with organic farming, I would say that one tries to control the other to handle.Ecological farming is mainly dependent on weather and soil aptitudes to feed and drink plants and micro-organisms. We are powerless regarding weather issues, nevertheless we can work hard, hand in hand with worms (and so many other species of insect, mushrooms or bacterias), to give the best conditions to the seeds we sow. By cultivating different kinds of plants between two crops and incorporating it in the top soil manure compost and few droppings (never more than 15 cm deep), we can help the soil to improve (light but a bit rough in case of storms!!).As a past teacher of mine said, the most difficult is to find the balance but what is even more difficult is to stay balanced! I would love so much that many other farmers can discover the joy to feel you just do right or at least that you are on the good way. The joy to be sure that you give only food to your child and not a cocktail of chemicals, the joy to be sure not to poison yourself each time you touch a machine or a seed!For ecological farming is the way to preserve health, nature and to create social emulation. I just note that ecological farming brings a consistent and good quality food but also good moral values that could help build a better future."Locations:Europe-France-ValenceDate:12 Jun, 2015Credit:© Peter Caton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4269px X 5737pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Clouds-Day-Ecological farming-Farmers-Farms-Fields-Food for Life (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-SAGE (campaign title)-Side view-WheatShoot:Food for Life Documentation in FranceDocumentation of ecological farmers and sustainable farming in France.