Group fills cracks in pavement with plants not cement

Moves to stop more of France being concreted over with new developments – the government says builders must compensate by creating equivalent green spaces – come years after residents in Caen took ‘greening’ into their own hands... by taking over pavement cracks for plants.

The Caen au Pied du Mur association has been at work for five years planting flowers, ferns and other plants wherever a gap opens up.

Founder Sylvain Girodom said “I’ ...

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