Near Châteaubriant: a community garden created by young people with disabilities

Near Châteaubriant: a community garden created by young people with disabilities

An oak tree was planted in the future communal garden of Grand-Auverné (Loire-Atlantique) on Saturday 1 October 2022. ©Alexandre BROSSAIS

Build links between people in the situation disabilities and those of common law. That is the goal of the future shared garden of Grand Auvergne (Loire Atlantique), she called Jardécosème, garden of senses and tastes.

Appears in 2024and was designed by the Maison Villeneuve association in collaboration with Habitat 44, ARS, ADMR 44, the VYV group, the municipality of Grand-Auverné et al. community of communes of Châteaubriant-Derval.

Oak, symbol of strength

As a reminder, this one will suggest a inclusive housing innovative. Ten people with disabilities will be able to live almost independently there.

Saturday, October 1, 2022, an oak tree was planted at the inauguration of this shared green space. “Planting a Oak is the beginning of a long and beautiful story that our young people will experience. Moreover, it is a symbol power and majesty, durability, strength and invincibility. Oak embodies freedom and honor,” he says Priscilla Basspresident of the association La Maison Villeneue.

“We have created this third location in relation to their future shared home so that the habitat is inclusive as defined in the specifications of the Élan Act.”

Ten young people with disabilities will take care of the common garden.
Ten young people with disabilities will take care of the common garden. ©Alexandre BROSSAIS / Scout from Châteaubriant

Fun animations

For the President: “ goods made from nature no need to prove anymore. We imagined this garden for their personal construction, for better self-confidence, to empower them, to make them more autonomous, to give them civic life, social inclusion. »

This place, which they will share with the surrounding population, will be developed while promoting respect for the environment.

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We are going to create a sensory garden that will awaken all the senses, closer to nature. They will learn to take care of their garden and through activities, fun and educational events around the ecosystem. They will build and build.

Priscilla Bass

The project is also supported by families of people with disabilities. “It gives them an active role. We developed it for their fulfillment and dignity. It gives them a choice, it gives them a place as citizens. »

The common garden of Grand-Auverné (Loire-Atlantique) should see the light of day in 2024.
The communal garden of Grand-Auverné (Loire-Atlantique) should see the light of day in 2024. ©Alexandre BROSSAIS / L’Éclaireur de Châteaubriant

Provide a new living space

The Maison Villeneue Association assures us: “The rural is the best place for the confidence they can develop in others and the dynamism they can bring to others peace and in safety. »

Ten young people will participate in welcoming, opening and maintaining this common garden. “They will have a role, they will participate in civic life. They offer a new service, a living space, an opportunity for intergenerational meetings, hospitality, common living and common things. »

Now Priscille Basses wants the lines moved to other rural towns.

We hope that the mayors of our French countryside can follow the example of the mayor of Grand-Auverné. He understood how important it is to follow us in our fight to give our children a dignified place so that they can be actors in their lives and not fall into isolation.

Priscilla Bass

Everyone’s strengths and skills will allow the work to begin. The goal is for this space to be ready when ten young people enter it bed.

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