The ZESTE for "Zone d'Expérimentation Sociale Terrestre et Enchantée" (Terrestrial and Enchanted Social Experimentation Zone) was created on December the 3rd, 2021. This cooperative company allows us to carry the diversity of our activities, including the "School of the Living"’s workshops, accommodation, seminars, catering and agricultural activities, under a single structure!
The "School of the Living" / ZESTE aims to offer different types of workshops in the field of artistic, political and ecological practices. Agricultural activities are being developed on a 50ha piece of land through horse breeding and market gardening in agroforestry and edible forest according to the principles of regenerative agriculture. The catering activity links agriculture to the "School of the Living" since all the vegetables and fruits that we grow feed the trainees during the workshops.
This course is co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ framework.
We are deeply grateful for this and we thank the Greek National agency for their great support and their work.
About the venue
All of the project's teaching sessions and workshops will take place at «L’Ecole des Vivants » (School of the Living), a community living space located in the french Alpes de Haute Provence, on a 50 hectares domain at an altitude of 1300 meters. Our eco-site is based on agricultural activities and hosting seminars and training programs in the field of the arts, politics and ecology.
This eco-place has a capacity of hosting forty people. The cook and professional kitchen make it possible to transform vegetables from the garden to feed participants with quality local products during a seminar. In the team they speak fluent French, English, Spanish and German.