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  • Freshly out of jail where she served a 13 months sentence, Amel, 21, is taking care of the sheep in their enclosure.The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Civil servant with a handicap after feeding the geese. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Signs used for educational tours. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Two civic servants bringing food to the donkey, the cow, the pigs and the goats. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Johanna, civic servant, feeding the goats in their pen. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Unsold food collected from local supermarkets which will be used to feed the team, the animals and the local population. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Sorting of products gathered from the local supermarkets. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Many animals roam free on the premises of the farm. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Young worker sorting the wood which can be used for pendingconstructions. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Johanna taking the sheep to graze in a patch of grass under the power lines. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Henry, the local cook sorting the food he needs to prepare lunch for the team. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • While volunteers work, Henry is preparing lunch. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Henry, the in house cook on a cigarette breack in the courtyard. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Paulo is in his twenties and helps out in the kitchen, mostly in the pastry department. He learned the trade in prison where her returns every night after his day at the farm. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Each menu will depend on the products which were recuperated in the morning from the local supermarkets. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • When the weather allows it the courtyard becomes on large dinning room where professionnals, volunteers and visitors share their lunch. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Julien first came to the farm to build a fence at the end of the land, and decided to stay a little while longer. He is now also in charge of a group of kids who learn some carpentry skills with him. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Local families are invited to help sorting the food gathered from local supermarkets. In exchange they can fill their bags with products they need. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Local families are invited to help sorting the food gathered from local supermarkets. In exchange they can fill their bags with products they need. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Both from a medical institution Moussa and Mamadou carry a rabbit cage. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Moussa is from a medical institution and is now visiting the farm for the third time. Each visit shows some evolution of his ability to interact with the animals. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Léon and his mother feeding a sheep. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Rooster & boat. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Agathe and Tidiane visiting the farm and feeding the rabbits on a sunday.The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Lucien, Léon and Tidiane feeding the rabbits. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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  • Outside in. The Butte Pinson educational farm.


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Story

This place is an unusual combination of organic farm, training organization, rehabilitation agency and food distribution center. Under the direction of Julien Boucher, this plot of land within the municipal forest of Montmagny (north of Paris) has become a living contradiction to many of the “can’ts” that are so commonly put forward by the media.

In the morning civil servants, volunteers, as well as prison convicts (former or current) share the daily tasks of taking care of the farm’s animals. At that same moment a truck is going around the local supermarkets to gather unsold goods which will be used in the farm to: a-feed the team, b-feed the animals and c- feed the local populations. After lunch is made by Henry, all the leftover products are sorted by families from the neighborhood –mostly muslim mothers- who in return get to fill their trolleys with free food.

As an educational farm it welcomes groups, both from ordinary schools and from medical institutions. Kids and handicapped people participate in the animals’ cleaning and feeding, with little distinction by age, pathology or rank.
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