The garden of Ritchie, Youssef and Kathryn: a sharing of soil and know-how to fight against discrimination and make it a home

Chantal Crenn

The investigation carried out for Food2gather research during summertime 2021 with the photographer Simoné Cinélli and the anthropologist Chantal Crenn in the small city of Sainte Foy La Grande in Bordeaux vineyard shows “the capacity to act” for young migrants and minorities through the shared gardens built behind the cinema in the city center.

credit: Simoné Cinélli

Migrants, young people belonging to ethnic minorities such as gypsies or “established” young people work together to create a in-common citizen through vegetables.

credit: Simoné Cinélli

Young people « established” in the sense of Norbert Elias bring soil with the tractor of their parents who are farmers. Adults who are market gardeners carry tomatoes plans.
Unexpectedly, the elderly from the neighbouring retirement home come to talk to this place while the young people are gardening.

credit: Simoné Cinélli
credit: Simoné Cinélli

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