After more than 15 years working in large Parisian companies where his daily life was punctuated by double-entry spreadsheets, Yann decided to get his hands dirty by recovering a community vegetable garden from his elderly grandfather who moved to a retirement home.
As a complete beginner, he inherited a 300m2 playground!
But as he puts it so well, people who don't have a green thumb are just those who haven't taken the time to fully understand plants.
After being charmed by plant life, the idea of doing "edible landscaping" sprouted in his mind. So Yann joined Noocity in 2014 as a grower (vegetable gardener) before becoming manager of the Growers France network in September 2019.
He considers that we are all equal before a piece of land, so don't be shocked if he talks to you casually right off the bat. He is all the more friendly, and you'll surely see it in the puns he makes! (“Are you radis?” will surely be the first you hear.)
Yann's greatest pleasure is sharing his knowledge and his passion for vegetable gardens.
He offers advice on sowing, planting, mulching, composting, etc. His workshop is full to the brim with helpful tips for starting a vegetable garden without fear.
With Yann, everyone (re)learns patience, the importance of social ties and connections with nature but also with oneself.
For our grower, urban agriculture is more than a pleasure, it is a real management tool, but also a way of preparing our cities for the future.
"We’ve lost a connection with nature that our great-grandparents had and that we must rediscover."