Every month, the Park invites you to meet the people who make up the Park! This month, we invite you to discover Arnaud Reybois, baker and volunteer, notably in the association “Let’s put heart in spinach”
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Arnaud, I am 44 years old, two children aged 10 and 14 and I live in Aÿ.
Tell us about your journey!
After training in STAPS (Science and Techniques of Physical and Sports Activities), I worked for 17 years for the association Blue Siel which works to promote health through adapted physical activity.
And after passing a baker's CAP, I have recently become a baker using natural sourdough (more digestible, tastier, more nutritionally interesting, and with better conservation!) and working with local and organic flours (EARL Devalance in Queudes, near Sézanne).
At the same time, I got involved in various community projects, particularly those related to food. So I actively participated in the development of AMAP the Aÿ pod and more recently the association “Let's put heart in spinach!”, which promotes and promotes access to healthy and sustainable food for all.
The association organizes anti-waste participatory cooking workshops (the traveling cooking pot) and is currently carrying out the “Let's glean in the orchards” project which allows us to save abandoned fruit and mainly benefit the most deprived people.
Tell us what your links are with the Park!
The association actively participates in the highlights of the Marnais Triangle Territorial Food Project managed by the Park. The latter is also a partner of the screening-debate of the film “You will feed the world” which will be broadcast on Thursday, November 30 at the MJC in Aÿ as part of the Alimentere festival. This film traces the agricultural history of our region, that of Chalky Champagne, and will be followed by a debate in the presence of the co-director, Nathan PIRARD and a film speaker and local producer, Stéphane MAINSANT.
In the field of sustainable food, the avenues for partnerships with the park (and other local stakeholders) seem inexhaustible!
What is your favorite place in Montagne de Reims?
I enjoy running on the many forest paths in the park and in particular the huge playground above Aÿ, between Hautvillers and Germaine. I really like walking along the Neuville ponds, whose tranquility and change of scenery give the sensation of feeling transported out of the region!