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A bit of information and a plea for help!
For those who wish to contact Pauline direct by email click below
As most of you know, I'm a volunteer at the Jardin des Paradis in Cordes.
This is an educational garden open to the public which manages to cram
different ideas and events in an area of only 2500 sq metres.
The garden costs over 100,000 euros a year to run and our subvention is a
measly 8000 euros from the Government.
We manage to run with a staff of one full timer, two part timers and
whatever time the volunteers can give. Basically if we don't get more
funding and more physical help we are going to have to close which would
bea pity not only for the 3 youngsters employed there, but also for the parties of kids and disabled people we welcome every year. At our recent Conseil d'Administration meeting we decided to launch a
membership scheme and we are now looking for "adhérents" - basically
people who help support the garden financially (and physically if they
and are then given free access to the garden whenever they want and a free
invitation to all the social events. The cost is just 10 euros a year per
So…... would any of you be prepared to help us out please? I'm not asking
for money now, just a promise to support us. If we can get enough
it will give us the means and the encouragement to continue next year. For
your 10 euros, you'll get free access whenever you wish to visit and for
many of you who have to cart visitors around during the summer and rack
their brains what to do with them, it could be very useful, even if you
sit in the garden with a cold beer while your visitors walk around. If you
want to you can also join us on our volunteer days or just come along to
potter in the garden - great for anyone who wants to practise French or
learn anything about gardening. You'll also get free entry to our annual
plant sale (we sell our surplus perennial and shrub stock in October each
year - everything priced at between one and four euros) and our proposed
vegetable plant exchange (in spring everyone comes with their surplus
plants and swaps them with others).
If anyone is prepared to help us out by becoming an "adhérent", I'd be
really grateful. Just let me know and I'll add your name to the list and
when the time comes, arrange to collect your money and have a card printed
with your photo.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this and for those of you who
know the garden please have a look at our website
Best wishes, Pauline