Valérie Geslin

Valérie is coordinator of the “Our Campaigns in Resilience” project. After working in Popular Education associations, Valérie worked for ten years in the local development sector, particularly in Beaufortain. Graduated with a Master 2 in Political Science on social change and territorial solidarity, she completed her research thesis on the influence of the emotions of professionals in the implementation of territorial political changes. Her professional dissertation focused on the theme of networks of rural development agents in Savoie. Valérie is attached to the rural environment of which she is a native. His social and field approach will allow him to take another look at current socio-agro-ecological transitions. His animation experiences will allow him to offer participatory tools and methods so that everyone can be an actor in this project. Curious, committed, full of will and good humor, she wants to meet this rural world, discover what makes them strong and thus contribute her little grain of salt to build a more resilient future for rural Europe.


Meet The Farmer-Bakers Proving Their Skills – part 2

Fabienne and Sébastien opened the farm gates a long time ago. In fact, they make a point of visiting other farms, in order to respect different approaches. Their farm, Le Fournil de La Barre, is located in a vibrant territory in France’s Loire-Atlantique region.

December 14, 2022

Resilient local foods in France

Cultivating The Future Together – ARC’s Rural Resilience Gathering in France

A need for balance, a redefined social contract, and local movements inspiring and empowering other local movements has been recognized, and now it’s time for it to take root.

November 1, 2022

French farm bakery

Meet The Farmer-Bakers Proving Their Skills

Here in their on-farm bakery, between batches of bread, Sébastien and Fabienne share their views on life as farmer-bakers.

September 8, 2022


France | Growing Vegetables, Seeding Values – Part 2

People need to be educated to get involved: that they are supporting small systems that are not mechanised, that are not economically fragile. There’s nothing quaint about coming to help out on the farm.

June 1, 2022


Growing Vegetables, Seeding Values – Part 1

Our legal status [as a GAEC or farm cooperative] allows us to do a lot of things: from growing vegetables to hosting classes, tourists, cultural events, catering… It encouraged us to open the field of possibilities. You can do things but at the same time stay true to yourself and the life you want.

May 5, 2022

Stephane's farm

Farming by Numbers part 2

For Stéphane and his associates on their six-hectare horticulture farm, GAEC Le Jardin des Pierres Bleues, every choice is calculated to yield the best outcomes for people and planet.

April 27, 2022

Load More