Founder of Blue Soil
President of the Archimedes Association http://www.archimedeasso.com/
Strategic member for food resilience at SOSMAIRES https://sosmaires.org/
Co-founder Existence B https://www.existenceb.fr/founders/
Atypical background, I was born in France and come from Russia ancestors that fled Second World War in 1933.
I spent 11 years of my life abroad between West Africa, United States, Canada, Vietnam, Burma, Bali and France. My relationship with Nature started in my childhood spent in Niger Africa.
I graduated from a French Research Master in psychology (specialization in neuropscyhology and cognitive neurosciences). I was then accepted at the graduate school of Art & Sciences of New York University (NYU) in Manhattan. But I quickly dropped out in view of the year-round prize and the modest environment of my social class. I served the French National Military Police Forces when I was a student at the Paris V University for many years.
“Scientist, Innovator and Farmer”
In NYC 2014, I got a serious guts microbiota infection lost around 75 lbs. This disease was the wake up call for a life change. I wanted to understand how did I got sick. I started my quest from my guts microbiota, then went through the food I was eating and fianlly ended up working with the soil microbiota.
Today I have more than 6 years experience in practicing aquaponics and soil farming in diverses cliamtes. I have learn aquaponics in the U.S.A and Australia with Industrial Aquaponics farming and in South East Asia with the ancestral fish&rice farming method. I have learn how water is a fundamental ressource to manage in a sustainable way when it comes about land farming.
My scientific approach and research consisted in exploring sustainable & regenerative farming methods for food production. I always considered that everything is a small part of the big symbiotic whole.
“from Experience, to Experimentations and modelization”
In Vietnam, I pusue my quest for answers and understanding the whole food supply chain production. All my attentional focus and cognitive ressources started quiclly to design experiments and test hypothesis.
Blue Soil is based on al those years of experiences and empirical experimentations. All the micro-farms I have built have been my empirical lab where I could extract a complete and innovative soil regenerative process that I have patented in 2019.
In 2019 I return to France and decide to file a patent. Patenting life is not my taste but it helps me to remain independant.
The fact that many farmers suicide daround the worl is a worldwide indicator of serious society disfunction. Farmers have always been the pilar of a powerful nation. Change must involve farmers