Griffeuille food circle

This project recognises the connecting power of food. It wants to stimulate community development in terms of education and circular economy practices, using food and food-related knowledge as conversation starters.

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Can we learn from the talents found in the Arlesian neighbourhood of Griffeuille, and build a new food community?

The Griffeuille Food Circle project is an exploratory investigation using food-related knowledge and edible resources. In close collaboration with local experts from this Arlesian neighbourhood, the project tests several ideas around food waste, food cycles, local gardening, food accessibility, and shared kitchens. This initiative uses food’s inherent potential as a social connector while drawing on existing communities to create stronger links and exchanges between individuals, foster a sense of belonging, promote sharing and learning, and advocate for stronger circular economies.

In 2017, during its first phase, the project’s activities will be based in the neighbourhood of Griffeuille, but open to all inhabitants of Arles. Activities include sharing of local knowledge through informal meetings; workshops focused on local wild plants; a participation in the local neighbourhood party; and the making of a “wild dinner” at the Parc des Ateliers during the LUMA days.

Project team

  • Lucia Babina

    Cultural activist

    Ibiza, Spain

  • Marine Buu

    Solid’Arles

    Arles, France

  • Joel Marnetto

    Local farmers network manager, Solid’Arles

    Arles, France

  • Cooks

    Solid’Arles

    Arles, France

  • Baptiste Guery

    Maison du Quartier

    Arles, France

  • Roberto Meloni

    Engineer - Agro-ecology and permaculture expert, Petit à Petit

    Arles, France

  • Gardeners "Les Semeurs du Partage"

    Petit à Petit

    Arles, France

  • Bénédicte Hossenlopp

    Botanist, A corps et à plantes

    Gageron, France

  • Hamid Benamar

    Solid’Arles

    Arles, France

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