West of Poitiers the open landscape of the Poitou plain gradually gives way to bocages small fields enclosed by hedges and trees. The local farmers' co-operatives say that digging up woodland and creating vast windswept acreages in the name of efficiency and productivity is going out of fashion. And not just for aesthetic reasons: wind erosion has left scarcely 15cm of top soil.
Pages in section ‘Poitou’: Poitiers.
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