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Nettle, for a wilder garden (The)

Series : Plant secrets

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  00:52:00  2010  Color  Sound

Disliked, badly known, the nettle possesses nonetheless many virtues: medicinal, culinary, ecological…As a fermented solution, it enriches the soil and fortifies the crops. As if alarmed by its success, the government decides to bind the use of nettle liquid fertilizer with the help of legislation. Follows a real “nettle war”, where the commercialization of the living is the enemy. As a symbol of liberty and defiance to the lobbies of chemical agriculture, the nettle questions our relationship to the wild nature and invites us to a harmonious relationship to biodiversity. Scientists, farmers, landscapers, ethnologists, make us rediscover the nettle from the Pyrenees to the Australian rainforests, from the alleys of the Palace of Versailles to the laboratories of the Kew Garden in London.

Associate producer : Le Miroir
Scientific adviser : BARATON AlainCLEMENT GillesGOUYON Pierre-Henri (Origine, structure et évolution de la biodiversité, UMR MNHN et CNRS, Paris) HALLE Francis
Date of broadcasting28/05/2010 (Arte)
Rediffusions2010/06/12 (Arte)  
Technical Sheet
Item No.2220
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD Cam
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam
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