It is surprising to still find a rural setting such as that at Nos Pilifs Farm in the Brussels region. Over 5 hectares of woods, meadows, enclosed fields, ponds and pathways, more than half of which is devoted to a wildlife park, surrounds the facilities built from 1984 on. Created for the purpose of providing useful, rewarding paid work for people with disabilities, the enterprise now employs 170 people devoted to ecology and sustain_able development. They take care of Poitou goats, two Ardennes draught horses, donkeys, Hesbaye chickens, ponies, rabbits, turkeys and guinea fowl in season, a Jersey cow and red Ardennais sheep. They also manage the Jard’Inspiration, a collection of show gardens featuring models on how to create urban gardens, community vegetable gardens and grow plants on terraces, balconies, walls and even gravel areas. Open to the public, Nos Pilifs Farm also educates young children about recycling and composting.
In cooperation with La Ferme Nos Pilifs and La Promenade Verte de Neder-Over-Heembeek
Walking tour “Val des Béguines Wood and surrounding area” and tour “Saint-Landry Wood and its spring, a little known site of immense biological importance”.