Réseau Cocagne

Collective organic gardens that employ people with social or occupational difficulties to find a job. In addition to producing and marketing the products, the people are accompanied which avoids their marginalisation and contributes to their social reintegration.

France
Impact indicators
  • 120 active gardens and  20 in the planning stage.
  • The cooperative non-profit organisation has 700 salaried employees and 1,500 volunteers who have accompanied and supervised the reintegration of 4,500 people.
  • In 2012, 20,000 families subscribed to the weekly delivery service of organic baskets.

Entrepreneur

Jean-Guy Henckel
He was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.