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9 April 2018
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Nice, the garden city, the green city of the Mediterranean celebrates the return of Spring! With the 1st edition of "Avril aux Jardins", the city of Nice offers a whole program of meetings and animations throughout the city.

During 2 weeks (from 7 to 22 April) the Nice gardens will be honored. On the program, free activities dedicated to young and old: walks, activities or fun workshops to (re) discover, protect and by Actions nearby! In the neighborhoods, 2 gardens will benefit from restoration ... It is a strong demand of the Niçois who expressed themselves during the last investigation of proximity Plantation of trees, plants, creation of picnic areas, in:

▪ The Kirchner Garden (René Cassin Boulevard),

▪ Lecuyer Park (in the Ariane district).

And it is also in these restored gardens will take place 3 afternoons of entertainment for schools and centers to air to present the trades of the Directorate of Green Spaces. The commitment of the City of Nice, in the EcoJardin approach is illustrated in the garden of the Monastery of Cimiez Announcement> After the last Certification Committee (November 2017), the garden of the Monastery has obtained the label EcoJardin. (Awarded for a renewable term of 3 years).

Objectives of the EcoJardin label: To Promote changes in practices in the management of green spaces and the work of agents, Sensitize users to issues of sustainable development, Offer a guarantee of quality to users. An eco-gardening certification of Green Spaces, to: Guarantee a quality of life for users and the preservation of nature, Achieve the goal of making Nice the "Green City of the Mediterranean". Join the group of communities already holding this label (such as Lyon, Nantes or Paris for example) and be recognized as a remarkable city.

In this "Week for Alternatives to Pesticides" (20 to 30 March) this label comes to devote the proactive approach of our services since 2010, for a 100% Zero Phyto policy on all green spaces! What is it about ? Promote changes in practices as well as the work of agents, Raise awareness of nature conservation, Provide better protection of public health. 21 and 22 April, a first in Nice! Announcement> Nice will participate for the first time in the national operation: The "48h of urban agriculture"

Urban and peri-urban agriculture is the production of vegetables, fruits and other foods in the city. It can be practiced on roofs, in courtyards, shared vegetable gardens and even in public spaces. The UN and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) advocate this solution to meet the food needs of urbanized areas. Throughout France, the 48 hours of Urban Agriculture encourage action during a friendly and lively weekend, and are conceived as a trigger for taking initiative to launch the gardening season in France. city ​​! The Potager en Ville association around Lina Cappellini made this proposal to the city for the garden Sacha Sosno> 12 young designers from the Sustainable Design School will take part in this action and present a "Tree of Life".

Full program 1st weekend:

Zen, relaxing in the garden Jardin Albert 1er>

Saturday April 7th

• 11am Inauguration of the ephemeral gardens

• 11h Orchester Hors les murs By the Opera Nice Côte d'Azur

• Workshops - From 11h to 16h Goat cheese tasting workshops Workshops for children By the association Seed of farmers - Limited space between 12 and 15 people - free - From 11h to 15h Plant paintings By the association ADEE - Place limited to 12 people - free - 11 am to 3 pm Incredible biodiversity By the association ADEE - Place limited to 12 You are invited to pre-book your participation online with Sandrine at 0607964178 or sandrine@souffledenergie.fr or on site subject to availability (group 10 people maximum)>

Sunday, April 8

• From 12h to 16h Food and ice cream stand

• 2 pm: "Bubbles, an odyssey for young audiences" plays By the company Bal - All ages, from 4 years old - free • 3 pm Nights musical reading "There is nothing more beautiful than wasting time" By Ziri Ziri company - Everyone - free 2nd weekend: Discovery, walks around the flowers and plants of our gardens Jardin Albert 1er>

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April

• Stands, workshops and guided tours throughout the day Do you want to know everything about invasive plants in Nice, discover Nice, its trees and palm trees or how to make a kitchen garden on its balcony ...? The team of green spaces of the City of Nice awaits you on the spot!

Saturday, April 14th:

• From 2pm to 5pm Musical atmosphere With piano Steve VILLA MASSONE> Sunday, April 15th: 

from 3 pm to 5 pm Ambulation "chic boys" 3rd weekend and closing: launch of "48h of urban agriculture", from garden to plate Jardin Albert 1er> Saturday, April 21

• 11h to 17h Making almond paste flowers Participation 2 euros • From 12h to 16h food stalls • From 15h to 17h Zen Concert Come to attend a mini concert in the Zen Zone. An escape from the mind for a musical waking dream! > Sunday, April 22:

• 11 am to 5 pm Production of almond paste flowers Participation 2 euros

• From 12h to 16h food stalls

• From 2 pm to 3 pm: Strolling play "The Waltz of the Seasons" by the company BAL - all public- free • from 3 pm to 5 pm Ambulation "the chic boys" Garden SOSNO> Saturday, April 21 • Space Scene - From 11:15 am to 11:45 am Nature-themed reading By a Louis Nucéra library collective - From 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm: Musical entertainment with children's djembes, choirs and flashmob by Bubble art - From 1 pm to 2 pm Music by Emily Johnson and her guitarist Olivier Marques

• Space Immersion - From 11h to 12 Exhibition of vegetable-inspired dresses By Corinne Reich - from 12h to 12h30 Inauguration of the Tree of Life model By the team of 12 young designers and led by Vivien Stuerga, from the Sustainable Design School of Nice, accompanied by companies Spada and SEC - From 13h to 14h Animations for children and adults co-gardening By Potager In Town - from 14h to 15h: Creation of natural jewelry in plants By Corinne Reich - From 15h to 16h Tales for children on the theme of nature By the association Artsens

• Agora Space - From 1pm to 2pm Dancers in Bloom By Delice Show - From 2pm to 3pm Opening of the agora on the theme of nutrition Health Nutrition with Julie Di Domenico, AMAP Dietetician with José Fiorini, AMAP 06 Manager Agriculture with Gilbert Constans, business manager Roses d'Antibes - Testimony of a vegetable garden in a company, with Ligne d'Azur - From 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Resumption of the agora on urban crop techniques Permaculture with Arnaud Martin, Master of Science in Biochemistry Hydroponics / aeroponie with Emilio Rodriguez, energetic engineer Eco-construction with Goulven Bazire, eco-construction expert - From 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Takeover of the agora on the theme of urban and suburban real estate Real estate with Thomas cavalié, real estate expert Habitat with Manon Richerme, urban planner Habitat renewal> Sunday, April 22: • Espace Scène - From 11:15 am to 11:45 am Nature-themed reading by a group of the Louis Nucéra library - From 1 pm to 2 pm Music by Emily Johnson and her guitarist Olivier Marques

• Immersion Space

- From 11h to 12 Exhibition of vegetable-inspired dresses - By Corinne Reinsch

- from 15h to 16h Tales on the theme of nature By the association Artsens

• Agora Space

- From 12h to 12h30 Animation around the model of the Tree of Life - By the team of 12 young designers and led by Vivien Stuerga, from the Sustainable Design School of Nice

- From 12:30 to 13:00: entertainment

- 1 pm to 2 pm Dancers in Bloom By Delice Show

- From 14h to 15h Initiation to sprouted seeds By Corinne Reinsch

- From 14h to 15h Opening of the agora on the theme of the economy The green economy, short cycle, circular economy with Adrien Borselli, professor of landscaping green school of azure vegan in fashion, by Bergthor Bjzrnason , founder of Vegan Vogue Initiation of environmental issues in primary school by Tassadit Derradj parent of student engaged in primary school Fuon Cauda

- From 15:15 to 16:15 Resumption of the agora on the theme of Resilience Soft mobility with Muriel Giraud, representative of the collective Nice à vélo Mobility shared with Johann Thomas, sales representative Scity.coop The future of urban mobility with Alex Constans, expert on urban mobility Marine Biodiversity with Maxence Burtin, climate change biologist with Axel Wiesner, climate lecturer Digital ethics by Jean-Charles Chemin, co-founder of Qwant Ethics by Michèle Barbier, esteps in ethics at the European Commission and the H2020

- From 16h15 to 17h Resumption of the agora on the theme Non-food Alternative medicine with Elisabetta Cerutti, Advisor in Bach flowers Horticulture with Gilbert Constans, CEO Antibes Roses Experience SCAH urban agriculture by its president Henri Lambert

- From 5 pm to 5:30 pm "Reflections Antiques" play by Potager En ville Visitor Services:

• - Continuous restoration

• - Ridygo carpool from Scity.coop

• - Exhibition of plants by the Prosperi gardening

• Visitors parking Jean Bouin

Garden of Villa Arson> From April 7th to 22nd

Free course Every day except Tuesday from 14h to 18h

Free entry

A free path allows a complete discovery of gardens and their evolution from 10 observation points. Species are identified through cartels.

The species are identified through cartels, in the manner of a botanical garden. Works of art created in situ by contemporary artists - Bertrand Lavier, Felice Varini, Maurizio Nannucci, Siah Armajani, François Morellet, Dan Graham ... take place in the various spaces of the garden. Document of visit available in french, english and italian: 2 euros>

Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 April at 3 pm Guided tours: "Reminiscences of the Villa Arson Italian Garden" By Patrice Lorho, gardener, responsible for the conservation and renovation of the gardens

Price: € 5 / participant

If the contemporary architecture of the Villla Arson presents some evocations of the gardens of Babylon, Hispano-Moorish gardens, and those of the Renaissance, the fact remains that the trees of the domain are the direct witnesses of the Italian garden of Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the guided visit, archival documents and watercolors will bring back the characteristics of this ancient Italian garden of Villa Arson. For more information: servicedespublics@villa-arson.org +33 (0) 4 92 07 73 84> Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 April at 3 pm Young Audience Workshop: "The Secrets of the Garden" By Nina Campo, Public Advisor - for ages 6-10 Price : 5 € / participant This workshop is for children ready to undertake a journey in time and space, slipping into the costume of a landscape gardener who travels through the centuries of Europe gardens. Over the course of the experiments, everyone will be able to differentiate the Spanish-Moorish garden from Italian, or even French from English. Then exploring the garden of Villa Arson, interpreting the traces of the past, will reveal its most unexpected secrets, those of the origins. Materials provided Taste offered after the workshops Registration online (from April 1st) on www.villa-arson.org For more information: servicedespublics@villa-arson.org +33 (0) 4 92 07 73 84

Maurice Mouchan Garden> Wednesday April 18th from 2pm to 5pm

Animation 

Compulsory registration with the League for the Protection of Birds PACA at 04 93 58 63 85

Photographic Exhibition at the Ray Library