As part of the filming of "seeds of hope", on a visit to the agricultural school of Saint Paul, in Reunion, Ernest Bègue talks about his passion: plants. It thus reconnects young agricultural learners to their soil, to their territory.
In his enormous work "The theater of agriculture", written at the end of the 16th century and which is still a reference today, Olivier de Serres said that agriculture is above all: "knowledge of the territory".
In these difficult times, we are learning to get back to basics. And love is part of this essential. We see a lot of love messages pouring in on social media. Messages of love to those who work to ensure our health, our safety, our basic needs. It has never been more necessary to express our love to those who matter to us. But what love do we express to nature?
How to review our way of taking advantage of nature? And what role does education play in changing and evolving practices?
In this excerpt, Ernest Bègue, producer of essential oils in Maïdo, talks to us about love. He explains to the students of the Agricultural High School of Saint-Paul, who took part in the Seeds of Hope project, the relationship he maintains with nature in his work.