Forest boom for the fourth Appel d’air festival

Forest boom for the fourth Appel d’air festival

As part of the Appel d’air project, come and join us for a friendly weekend with the trees of the Grand Paris Express during the Nuit Blanche off. Come with your family for a potting workshop of Paulownias tomentosa plants and a forest party full of surprises organized with the collective Yes We Camp located in Vive les Groues!

Image credits: Appel d’air, Boum forestière © COAL

Saturday, October 2 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Since 2017, the 68 trees of the future Grand Paris Express station forecourts, destined to swarm and generate a real urban forest, memory and matrix of the shared project Appel d’air, are growing in the urban nursery Vive les Groues. Paulownias tomentosa need to be repotted in order to survive their dormancy period. Inhabitants of the Greater Paris area, come and learn or improve your arboricultural, biological and technical knowledge, by participating in Appel d’air, a living, participative and social work.

Presentation of the work Appel d’air From 14H00 to 14H30
Participatory potting of Paulownia tomentosa From 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Exchange and discussion with the Appel d’air team around an aperitif at the Buvette Samba of Vive les Groues From 17H30 to 18H00

Sunday, October 3, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

In co-production with Yes Camp, we offer you a forest party to end the week in beauty. On the program, tree karaoke, ornithological blind test, sound performance with Anthony Carcone, forest snack by Valentine Diguet, deforestation quiz with the All4Trees association and green workshops with trees.

Open workshops: sewing, building musical instruments, zero waste around the theme of the forest and trees. No registration required – free of charge. From 14H00 to 18H00
Sound installation Anthony Carcone, sound artist: sound performance on birds. From 14H00 to 18H00
The Forest Mural by All4Trees: a fun, collaborative and informative team game that introduces the causes and consequences of deforestation. From 15H00 to 18H00
Blind test bird songs: come and test your ornithological knowledge by identifying the songs of the birds broadcasted by reproducing them with bird calls. The best one will win a little surprise! From 15H00 to 16H30
Tree Karaoke: share your singing skills on popular tree-themed songs. From 16H30 to 17H30
Vegetal snack on the theme of the black forest by the botanist Valentine Diguet. From 16H00 to 18H00

And finally, take advantage of these appointments at the Appel d’Air nursery to take a walk, cultivate the vegetable garden or rest in the hammocks… in short, take a break for a day at Vive les Groues! The wasteland is open to participants from 10am to 7pm.

More information on our Facebook event
. Follow the detailed program of the Appel d’Air events HERE and on the culture and creation of the Grand Paris Express website

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