Antoine Jacobsohn • “Sustainable Gardening”

Antoine Jacobsohn discusses the “Potager du Roi,” the King’s vegetable garden, established by Louis XIV at Versailles and currently run as an ongoing experiment in sustainable gardening. Antoine Jacobsohn has degrees from Cornell University, Paris 8, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He is the director of the Potager du Roi, which also houses the École nationale supérieure de paysage, Versailles. He writes on the history of French agriculture and on contemporary movements that advocate “gardening with, not against, nature.” This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. This event is part of the lecture series Paysagisme: Art and Ecological Responsibility organized by Cole Swensen, Professor of Literary Arts. Paysagisme is also a half-credit course (LITR 1151Z) open to undergraduate and graduate students. The series is sponsored by the French Embassy through the Brown University French Center of Excellence, by Brown Arts Initiative, and by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Read more about the Center of Excellence.