Today the vegetables are grown by a social cooperative employing people at risk of marginalization. The plants are pesticide-free, fertilized with manure (and not with chemicals!), and mulched with a thick layer of straw to cut down weed growth and limit water consumption.
When selecting varieties, an attempt is made to promote agrobiodiversity, so the vegetable garden boasts a colourful collection of tomatoes of all shapes and hues; potatoes of different origins and characteristics; unusual vegetables (red spinach, edible flowers). In short, vegetables that are beautiful to look at, tasty to eat, respect the environment, are useful for safeguarding agri-food biodiversity, but above all crucial for those who grow then sell produce through a buying group, because they recover wellbeing and dignity through their work.