La Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin is known as the ‘miraculous abundance’ permaculture farm.
Permaculture magazine editor, Maddy Harland, interviews co-founder of the farm, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer, at the Oxford Real Farming Conference and asks her how they achieve such healthy yields whilst maintaining such a tapestry of rich natural habitats.
Find out about the organic techniques used on their 20 hectare farm as well as the biointensively managed 1 hectare market garden. All of these elements are framed by the organising principles and ethics permaculture design.
Recent scientific studies have revealed high productivity, strong economic yields, and biodiversity plus the capacity to sequester carbon in the soil: a win-win result and the Holy Grail of farming in the 21st century. Perrine also shares her thoughts on extending these techniques to larger scale farms.
Perrine is the co-author of Living With The Earth: Volume 1 – Permaculture, Ecoculture: Inspired by Nature.