Category: Natural heritage

Flax – from seed to industry

Flax in history Flax, or Linum, belongs to the plant family Linaceae. It is a fast-growing temperate annual with blue flowers. Flax originates from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (Egypt, Persia) but adapts well in various climates….

June 1st 2014, Seasonal opening of the Curate’s Garden

In the very heart of the conservation area of the village of Seix, adjacent to the ancient presbytery and the chapel of Notre-Dame de Pitié, the former curate’s garden, replanted and brought back to life by volunteers from our Association,…

The Seix ‘curate’s Garden, presentation

Nestled in the walled courtyard between the chapel’ Notre Dame de Pitié and the old presbytery lay a garden, neglected for many years. In 2008 a group of volunteers decided to bring it by recreating a traditional’curate’s garden. The informality…

Herbs

Lovage, or Wild Celery is considered to be a symbol of triumphant and joyous youth…… Angelica was deemed in ancient times to be capable of keeping the plague at bay, or of countering the adverse effects of poisons. Legend has…