His inheritance? A love for plants
François Poitevin-Lavenu comes from a family rooted for five generations in France’s agricultural and scientific fields. His great grandfather was a pioneer and founder of the Lerebourg et Bisson Canning Plant, who back in the beginning of the last century, already understood the value of creating preserves made from 100% natural products from around the world.
At the age of twenty-nine, he became an agricultural holder of the family property in the Indre area, where his father had finally settled. It was here that this nature lover became passionate about the stories told by the elders, those who were the first to discover the healing properties of plants. Wanting to learn more, he delved into books, where the magic of plant science revealed itself, where each plant had its own story, its raison d'être.
For the willing listener, each has a tale to tell, much as when his parents told him stories as a child. As, too, did theirs to them. Soon François would proudly carry on the family tradition, establishing ArboSanté Laboratoires in 2014. It would prove to be an engaged, people-oriented company, with a core philosophy that brings humanity and nature together.