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Ripley and Denise Fox at home in Laroque, South of France • Hosted tour of microfarms.

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Spiru-Vie greenhouses in Ganges, south of France

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Emmanuel Gorodetsky shows his Spiru-Vie pond

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Reflections inside a Spiru-Vie greenhouse

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Robert and Emmanuel at Spiru-Vie

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Emmanuel discussing the spirulina association with Robert, Denise, and Ripley

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Ripley Fox pioneered village scale spirulina farms in India, Togo and Chile

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Ferme de la Borie in Lasalle, south of France

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Boris Atlan at his Ferme de la Borie

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Meeting of spirulina microfarmers and Fédération de Spiruliniers

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Meeting in Laroque hosted by Ripley and Denise Fox

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A lunch banquet including fresh spirulina aquamole spreads

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Fresh spirulina paste with cheese, herbs and spices for making spreads

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Denise Fox with aquamole spread • Tarome Gorodetsky with fruit spread

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Fresh spirulina spreads

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In Normandy, Ecodomaine de Bouquetot, site of experimental spirulina microfarm

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High Yield Eco System (hyes.eu) Spirulina farm

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Laurent Lecesve at his HYES spirulina greenhouse

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Gilles tends the spirulina culture

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Gilles Planchon and his book “Spirulina For Everyone”

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Preparing lunch with fresh spirulina spreads

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Jean Paul Jourdan discusses the future of spirulina microfarms

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“Cultivez Votre Spiruline” by Jean Paul Jourdan is the cultivation manual for French microfarmers

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The Ecodomaine farm team with Jean Paul and Robert

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Robert says bonjour et au revoir to the pond flamingo

By 2011, 100 spirulina microfarmers stretched from Southern France to Normandy. Good time to visit some of these microfarms. Ripley and Denise Fox hosted Robert Henrikson and set up a tour.

In the South of France, visited Emmanuel Gorodetsy at Spiru-Vie farm in Ganges and Boris Atlan at Ferme de la Borie in Lasalle. In Laroque, Ripley and Denise Fox hosted spirulina microfarmers and members of the Fédération des Spiruliniers to discuss progress, challenges, prospects and their association. With a banquet including fresh spirulina aquamole and fruit spreads.

In Normandy visited Ecodomaine de Bouquetot, an integrated experimental farm with a biogas plant. (www.hyes.eu). Laurent Lecesve, Gilles Planchon and team were joined by John Paul Jourdan, author of Cultivez Votre Spiruline, a growing manual that catalyzed microfarmers in France. Jean Paul spoke about the future of spirulina microfarms.