Ecovalley, the legacy of ecology
In the Drôme, between the Alps and Provence, farmers, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, citizens and elected representatives are testing an ambitious ecological project: to «build» a valley together where economic development is respectful of people and their environment. Born out of the determination of a few elected representatives in the 2000s, the Biovallée project rests on multiple ecological initiatives set up in the 70s by numerous «neo-rurals» won over by the back-to-the-earth movement. These were men and women who were looking for an alternative way of life, whose optimism went against the prevailing pessimism of the times, and who were the real pioneers in this adventure.
Photographe : Eléonore Henry de Frahan
Rédactrice : Lise Barnéoud