Note: the following article was originally written in French, and can be viewed in French here.
A year ago, I had the pleasure to meet Anne-Françoise Pirson at the annual meeting of the French Federation of Gardens, Nature and Health (Fédération Française Jardins Nature et Santé or FFJNS). It was the end of January and we were gathered at the Ecole du Breuil, a famous horticultural school in the Bois de Vincennes on the outskirts of Paris, where our growing community was welcoming Gilles Clément, the French garden designer behind such concepts as the “moving garden” (jardin en mouvement) and the “planetary garden” (jardin planétaire) as an inspiring guest speaker.
It was a joyful day, a long-awaited reunion after two years of confinement, full of old and new faces. Pirson had just joined the FFJNS, one of a handful of international members scattered in Italy, Canada and Belgium. Pirson hails from Mons in Belgium where she lives and had just embarked on a new adventure with her company Le jardin qui prend soin (the garden that takes care).Continuer la lecture de « Anne-Françoise Pirson: Horticultural Therapy made in Belgium »