Know-how is often the work of a local tradition, rooted in a territory, just as a tree grows on a specific land.

This know-how is passed on through generations and time, with improvements made possible by experience and by techniques that are refined to be more effective, more relevant or more useful. Thus, it is strengthened over the years and takes on a new momentum with each creator who brings it to life again. The tree grows, is more resistant to the winds, and makes new branches.

But the strength of this know-how is also its great fragility, it is an intangible heritage, often invisible, which only takes shape in the making and creation. Thus, it is only visible, observable, through its practice. A carpenter can talk about his art, but only the furniture, the window or the parquet floor of the house serve his cause and prove by a practical use all the value of this art. This art which depends on the conservation of various techniques.




So the passers-by, the transmitters of know-how, are the links in a solid chain, but one that can break if the witness is not given to the next person. And from invisibility, the know-how can sink into oblivion.

Know-how is often imbued with wisdom and common sense that has matured over time. Its loss is therefore a degradation first of all of knowledge, but also of the Art of Living and of the comfort that it allowed to reach.

Thus the energy to be maintained is that of transmission, of sharing know-how, to ensure its lasting conservation in its many practices. Each trade is a guarantor of know-how, farmers, craftsmen, etc, cooksetc. They all participate in a march towards better living which, moreover, can be in harmony with Nature if the natural resources are understood and preserved.

In a society that is changing thanks to technology, would it not be sensible and beneficial for humanity to always preserve these skills, to modernise them and to always appreciate their beauty and above all their benefits?




Each of us, at our own level, can support, promote and talk about these skills and thus trigger vocations to pass them on or to learn. Like a tree that grows on a Rich soilLike a tree growing on a hill, new branches appear and make leaves that did not exist before. Everyone has the wonderful possibility of provoking this fruitful and productive growth.

And what know-how do you preserve or would you like to preserve? What intangible heritage would you like to pass on to future generations?

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