Simply Permaculture is a farm, a garden to visit and a demonstration site to inspire you.
The garden will open its doors again with "Printemps de Duras" 2017. Come and have lunch between 12 and 2pm and we'll treat you to one of our famous dinners, vegetarian options possible €12.50), There's a max of 30 couvert, please reserve your place in advance. Stay for the guided tour 2pm in French and 3.30pm in English (exceptionally 5 euros for a tour).
The property consists of 5 hectares of land set between the rolling hills of Saint Jean de Duras. Located between Eymet, Duras, Sainte Foy la Grande and Miramont. Our permaculture ethos ensures that everything is grown organically and sustainably, with each plant strategically placed in order to help the growth of those around it. The idea is to simulate the patterns of natural ecosystems with edible perennial herbs, flowers, bushes, roots and trees and create a fruitful garden that simply maintains itself. We were hooked once we discovered the depth and logic of this system and will try to share this with you on your visit. Our garden is still young but filled to the brim with bigger and smaller projects. When you come and visit you will be taken on a tour passing by a.o. edible flower spirals, a chicken tractor, hugel beds, fragant herbs you haven’t smelled before, an integrated and smart water management system for a 4 hectare field, a bicycle washing machine, swales, a food forest on contour, an aquaponics system, beautiful views, and have the possibility to pick your own free herbal tea from our tea corner, and enjoy a lovely corner to relax.
Have a look around our site to discover our place more in depth. Or click here for a garden tour via you tube