Bright weather and professional know-how made yesterday’s first free edition of “Capitole Végétal” a real success.
It is an excellent initiative to inform the citizen to vegetate the city ”, assures Patricia, delighted to leave with a young tree seedling to replant in the ground. An idea included in the Tree Plan of the City after that of Flowers on my Wall, launched a few years ago. “We have planned a distribution of 1,500 young plants (cork oak, holm oak and country maple) during the day,” says Loïc Le Gascon, head of the Plan Arbre project. By midday, we are already at 80. It’s a great success ”.
“Go from 3,500 tree plantations per year to 1,000,000 by 2030”
Greening Toulouse has been the City’s challenge for the past few years. Or according to Jean-Luc Moudenc, present at the event, “with the problem of global warming, we want to go from 3,500 plantations / year to 100,000 / year”. With this in mind, the very successful first edition of “Capitole Végétal” took place yesterday at Place du Capitole. At the heart of the event, the installation of a masterful bouquet designed by Benoît de Saint-Amand, best worker in France and 15 confirmed florists from Occitanie and New Aquitaine. A day during which several professionals offered advice, artistic demonstrations and flower sales: which species are best suited to the Toulouse climate? Comment the cultivator? How to maintain and protect them? “The people of Toulouse have a real demand for plants”, note Benoît and Cyril, florists solicited for the event by the Federation of florists. A day of competition also with the recognition of several plants (olive tree, oak, jasmine, chestnut, etc.), installed on the square. A competition initiated by the Training Center for apprentices of the CFA d’Auzeville and the Federation of Nurseries, “a competition designed to raise public awareness of plants, remarks Eric Caussat, manager of Pépinièristes Caussat. It has more than 80 participants. “. The winners including Angélique Malzac are distributed among several cork oak, holm oak and maple shrubs. Childhood. Because it is not so easy to start from a leaf to recognize a family of plants”.
This day was also a florist, the talent of several young people from Occitanie, including Avril Aillot, a young florist honored with the diploma of the City of Toulouse. This young woman will represent Occitania in the national competition in 2022. “A pride for the profession” assured by Claudine Pinel, president of the union chamber of florists of Midi-Pyrénées.
An animation set up by the City of Toulouse, the Federation of Florists and Nurserymen, Landscape Establishments and Landscape Designers.