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from 14 July 2021 to 8 May 2022

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9. The anti-mosquito garden

Madina Querre
Doctor of anthropology and president of the Biotope Festival in Le Grand Saint-Emilionnais, she designed and sponsored this garden.

The anti-mosquito garden - place de l'Europe, June 2021 © madd-bordeaux

Nature offers a great wealth of preventive resources, often unknown. Plants, besides their aesthetic and olfactory qualities, can have therapeutic virtues. We can benefit from these virtues by preparing the plants or, simply planting them in our garden. Currently, a public health issue worries our territories: the arrival of illnesses (well-known in Africa) carried by mosquitos. This garden, with its olfactory and visual charms, stimulates the senses, the papillae. All the varieties planted have one thing in common: their ability to repel mosquitos.

Madina Querre is president of the Biotope Festival association that raises awareness on human beings at the heart of environmental issues, through educational activities, support for a more responsible catering industry, the promotion and distribution of organic and local products and the recruitment of young people involved in a civic service. The Biotope Festival takes place every year and presents conferences, workshops, meetings, concerts and exhibitions. 

May 2021 © madd-bordeaux

July 2021 © madd-bordeaux

This garden is maintained by the association Insert'Net.
The association Insert'Net, structure of integration through economic activity, aims at, under Article L. 322-4-16 of the French Labour Code, “allowing people unemployed, facing particular social and professional difficulties, to benefit from employment contracts in order to facilitate their social and professional integration.”

The tags of the planters were made by primary schools children of Bordeaux. 

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