March 2014

Orchards are not a purely natural phenomenon – they are what is so neatly termed a “Kulturlandschaft” in German, a landscape developed and cultivated by man.

They are a product of “the ecological environment in which they [have] evolved” 1 and they “could not exist without the practices and knowledge developed by the societies” 2 that create(d) and maintain them.

1 and Local products and geographical indications: taking account of local knowledge and biodiversity, Laurence Bérard and Philippe Marchenay, International Social Science Journal Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity, 2006, No. 187, pp 109-116


2 thoughts on “Kulturlandschaft

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