The Saillysienne Fabrique: the Participatory Garden
The “saillysienne Fabrique” (“La fabrique saillysienne”) was created at the beginning of 2017 aiming to set up projects proposed by the inhabitants, in order to improve the quality of life of the village. These cooperative projects have a general interest objective, and mainly have an environmental purpose. The objective of the fabrique is thus to modify the traditional methods of communication between elected officials and citizens.
While the choice of projects was left completely open, the majority of the projects focused on themes combining cooperation and preservation of the environment. The Saillysienne Fabrique was launched in Sailly-Lez-Lannoy, a village situated in the department of Nord (Hauts-de-France), which had 1696 inhabitants in 2015.
Currently, 11 projects have been selected. The projects are mainly environmental. The environmental objective is dominant in the following projects: Compost Workshop, Carpooling, Zero Waste Challenge, Participatory garden, Hives. In the other projects, the “social link” dimension is dominant, but environmental preservation can also be present, in particular through the idea of re-using resources. The other projects are the Book Boxes, Magazine Exchange, European Cycling Challenge, National Meetings of Participation, Film Debate, and Twinning.