Start Small – The Story of Bec Hellouin Permaculture Farm

Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer decided to become low impact farmers in 2006. Their efforts to grow food without mechanisation or chemicals were often ridiculed in the early years. But their farm in Normandy, Bec Hellouin, is now established as the premier permaculture farm in France. It is also the source of a number of scientific studies showing that it’s possible to make a living wage by growing food using permaculture techniques on just a quarter of an acre of land.