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Alentour des habitations privées


Ces surfaces de culture forment l’ensemble des surfaces végétalisées entourant les maisons et pavillons privés, elles se caractérisent par de petites parcelles fortement entrecoupées et parsemées d’usages privés multiples. L’installation des surfaces de culture et de production n’est possible que par l’initiative personnelle.

Contexte urbain

Les quartiers de villas et pavillons sont, la plupart du temps, situés en limite des centres urbains, séparant ville et campagne. La densité de la population y est peu importante et la distance entre les habitants et les commerces à contrario importante. La vocation des habitations est quasi uniquement résidentielle.

Composante environnementale

Les jardins privés sont définis par une grande variété de plantes ornementales et des terrains riches, voire même trop riches. La forte couverture végétale implique une difficulté de mise en place des surfaces de culture.


Initiative privée. Entretien privé. Commun possible, mais pas simple (mise en place des systèmes type SPIN). Terrain purement privé. Production ultralocale. Mise en place rapide. Accès direct au lieu de production. Liens concrets entre la production et la consommation. Peu de gaspillage dans la chaîne de production.


Surface réduite. Terrain fortement entrecoupé. Terrain purement privé. Vecteur de conflit de voisinage.



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