Biocybèle fair: a festive weekend dedicated to organic farming in Graulhet
The 41st Organic Agriculture and Alternatives Fair takes place this Sunday and Whit Monday at Bousquetarié Park.
Scheduled for this convivial and festive weekend, there will be workshops, conferences, concerts and many activities.
It is the tenth time that the Parc de la Bousquetarié in Graulhet has hosted the free Biocybèle fair, which takes its name from Cybèle, the Greek goddess of fertility.
“We are continuing in the continuity of the 2022 edition,” says Lucie Taurines, responsible for organizing the event for the Nature & Progrès association.
“This weekend we will have 180 exhibitors representing all sectors of organic agriculture, as well as artisans and partner associations,” he adds.
Regular customers will find the different exhibitor categories in various themes such as the plant fair, food or handicrafts (wood, textiles, bedding, leather, etc.).
“In this field we have an offer that is expanding with, for example, a detergent manufacturer, a trout manufacturer or another specialist in wool,” explains Lucie Taurines.
Many free activities will also be offered during the weekend. Dadou’s basket makers will thus provide captivating demonstrations and initiations into the art of basket weaving.
180 exhibitors on site
The association “Abeille citoyenne” will present a fascinating presentation on the biodiversity of beehives. Even children will have the right to their share of joy with the activities of the Chrysanime naturalistic association, which will lead them to discover the fascinating world of ponds.
Fans of old techniques will be thrilled by the manual mowing demonstration organized by the “Fauch Now” association.
For flora lovers, a botanical walk will be led by Monique Forestié, while Caroline and Elie will offer an original sensory journey. Julien Oziol will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to plant a fruit hedge and discover the benefits of syntropy.
Finally, Carole Guillot from the “Alter Egaux” association will share her knowledge of green manures and their integration into the garden.
“We will also have members demonstrating the use of animal traction on the farm,” rejoices Lucie Taurines. The Biocybèle fair is also known for its conferences.
For example, in the field of agriculture, Jérôme Goust of “Nature & Progrès Tarn” will present a conference entitled “Why select plants? », while Christian Sunt of Revues Fruits Oubliés will talk about the close relationship between trees and farmers. Elisabeth Schober, representative of the Landless Movement, will shed light on the situation of landless farmers in Brazil.