The vegetable garden, a new urban trend, to be discovered at the Autumn Fair


Direction the Autumn Fair, until November 4, 2012, at the Porte de Versailles.

A meeting place for the latest trends in decoration and gastronomy, crafts and well-being With 400 exhibitors, the Autumn Fair offers more than 1000 free activities and workshops for the family.

To discover, the vegetable garden to be crunched

“Le Potager à Croquer” will give pride of place to the urban vegetable garden. Sponsored by the famous landscape gardener Pierre-Alexandre Risser and designed in an urban atmosphere by Véronique Vallauri, this animation will reveal all the assets of the garden.

Creating your own vegetable garden with the Jardiniers de France, taking part in creative workshops with Véronique Vallauri, customising your gardener’s outfit with Miss Kou or creating delicious dishes with the advice and cooking classes of Haut de Forme and Chef Martial, will now be child’s play.

But the journey does not stop there, since vegetables are full of artistic resources! Laurent Hartmann, a specialist in vegetable sculpture, creates swans, elves or bouquets of flowers. For his part, Jean-Yves Bardoul plays vegetable music using a carrot or a twig and will be in concert at the Foire d’Automne. Karen Karmody, famous for her outfits created for the Miss England’s, will take up the challenge to create ten vegetable dresses.

As for Isabelle Rozenbaum, she will offer photography workshops where everyone, equipped with their camera, will learn how to create sublime still lifes or photographs of dishes.

And to cultivate her happiness, life coach Sophie Machot will give her recipes to erase the daily greyness.

Let’s stay in the natural, since the Green Mouse Workshops will offer to make its own cosmetics, wellness or home products, from natural and/or organic raw materials.

And in order to become a perfect match for the house and the decoration, the pavilion “Inventing the house of tomorrow” directed by Leroy Merlin. This pedagogical space will help to identify the solutions that exist to date to build or improve one’s home, according to four themes: a house that is easier to live in; an economical house; a healthy house; a house that respects the environment.

While on the Psychodéco® workshops, parents will benefit from the advice of Franck Dupuy, designer, decorator and TV columnist, to improve their well-being thanks to the colours and choice of furniture, children will build and decorate their hut during an animation proposed by MaCabane.

Autumn Fair from October 26 to November 4, 2012

Every day from 10am to 7pm.

Pavilions 7.1 and 7.2, Paris expo Porte de Versailles.

Information and dates of workshops, conferences… on

Admission: 8 euros per person. Free for children under 14 years old.