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I am a positive, happy person who loves all aspects of my life. I love the beach, animals and children. I am a people’s person. I grew up in the Kruger Park and that is where my love for animals and people comes from. Love working with people from all over the world. I have three beautiful children and an amazing mom whom I adore. I received the most precious gift of all very recently when I was blessed by becoming a grandmother. Like most young people and since I can remember, I had a dream… I just wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. Like a lot of young people, I did not have the means to pursue my dream. At the age of sixteen, I started working in the Kruger Park tourist shop as a cashier during school holidays. Naturally, when I matriculated and because I could not attend a college or university to study what my heart desired, I started working for SANParks. I worked in different departments from the tourist shop to finally being promoted to year in advance bookings at SANParks head office. I will always “want to be a teacher in my heart but never will I be disappointed for the foundation I had. Working for SANParks gave me the opportunity, confidence and knowledge to work with tourists from all over the world. They had a huge hand in the way I see people and the quality of work I offer. I will always be thankful. I am a loyal, loving, understanding, empathetic and kind individual. I learned a lot about people over the years. People tend to confide in me and I am a very good listener. I can solve problems easily because people listen to me and usually follow my advice. It makes it a lot easier to solve problems in the work place concerning personnel and clients too. I have a sixth sense about people and it usually turns out to be spot on. The way in which I treat people, they will follow my orders without question. I learned a lot during my years working for different companies and working in different departments and environments. I know how to handle myself and every situation and challenge I am faced with. I am hard working and not afraid to learn new things. I am a quick learner and I always follow through on everything I do. Even if it is a new challenge I have to tackle and always give a hundred and one percent doing everything that has to be done. I am not afraid to walk the extra mile and to do everything to the best of my ability. I gained a lot of professional work experience. This includes... working as a reservations officer, receptionist, personal assistant, book keeper, financial administrator, school tutor and even running my own business for several years. I loved all the careers I pursued but my favorite by far was the work I have done with clients. It would be a honor and privilege to invest the experience I have gained and the skills I have mastered into your company and to share it with the world.

 Listings /  Africa

Martin Smuts

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I am outgoing, dedicated and love new challenges! I believe that a person should work on developing their skills and learning new things all the time. I love sports gaming and fishing during my “downtime”. I believe treating people with integrity and respect will always yield great relationships. I love spending as much time as I can with my family and loved ones. I believe working together as a whole we can achieve great things. I am very optimistic and very open minded when dealing with day-to-day life. I love my animals as they truly bring the best out of me if I have had a long challenging day. Working as a Manager in the Hospitality industry for nearly a decade I have learnt many valuable lessons and feel I have grown each year bringing great personality, enthusiasm and constructive ideas to the table. I have a positive outlook on life and I wish to share that positivity with you someday! Showing compassion for others in this industry and any industry I believe will always get positive results. I am, because we are. Bound together in ways that are invisible, humanity is all about being one. Caring unconditionally, and sharing with everyone around us. Combining a salient philosophy of caring and sharing, with the strength of unity and community. We can determine the course of humanity and our destiny, by challenging the digital status quo. “I am, because we are. Together.”

 Listings /  Africa

L’Azienda Agricola PininAgri di Luca Pininfarina, nasce nel 2016 ponendosi l’obiettivo adoperare pratiche lungimiranti, volte ad ottenere prodotti ortofrutticoli con qualità superiori nel massimo rispetto verso l’ambiente e gli ecosistemi della collina di Moncalieri. In azienda si applica la lotta biologica conservativa, evitando nel modo più assoluto l'impiego di prodotti ampio spettro con l’obbiettivo di mantenere viva l'entomofauna utile. Inoltre si praticano inoculi di consorzi microbici nel terreno al fine di esprimere al massimo le potenzialità intrinseche delle colture in termini di resistenza, resa, gusto e qualità nutraceutiche. The Azienda Agricola PininAgri di Luca Pininfarina was founded in 2016 with the aim of adopting forward-looking practices, aimed at obtaining fruit and vegetables with superior quality with the utmost respect for the environment and ecosystems of the Moncalieri hill. Conservative biological control is applied on the farm, absolutely avoiding the use of broad spectrum products with the aim of keeping the useful entomofauna alive. Furthermore, microbial consortia are inoculated in the soil in order to express the intrinsic potential of the crops in terms of resistance, yield, taste and nutraceutical qualities.

 Listings /  Greater Europe

Marketing Consultant @ Colombo, Sri Lanka MBA (UK), Certified professional Marketer (Asia), Chartered Marketer, MCIM (UK) ,PGDipM (UK), MSLIM (SL) During my tenure in Audit firm, Financial Industry, Media Organization, Educational Institute, Retail Industry, Petroleum Industry, FMCG Company, Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant , I gained wealth of knowledge & experience, all spiced with a well-honed instinct for positive marketing. With over twenty Four years of relevant experience I am adept at executing any tasks associated with the job. Marketing Consultant - (01/ 2021 – to date) Designed & implemented marketing strategies according to client’s objectives and budget, execute task and monitoring out comes. Influenced team members to establish most effective tools & methods, liaised with top Mgt & give strategic direction & findings. DGM – Marketing - (09/2019 – 12/ 2020) Lanka Sathosa Ltd (LSL) - Ministry of Trade Awarded & won SLIM - Nielsen People’s Awards for LSL, planned & implemented all marketing & advertising campaigns and increased imaged. Drives traffic to store & improved profitability by creating operational in-store action plans, designed & streamlined business strategies, turning around the company (LSL) by increasing foot fall level & basket value. Alliance with Pickme and Postal Dpt. tested and delivered groceries to customers’ doorstep , managed to design of LSL web site, developed & launched e-commerce platform & simplified website booking forms and also achieved highest sales of Rs.17.5Bn in first half 2020 at LSL history. General Manager - (08/2017 –09/ 2019) Infinity Foods (Pvt) Ltd - Market Trader (Pvt) Ltd Responsibility of the overall imported beverages and snacks foods portfolio and tested viability, including strategy direction and P&L. Leveraged new ideas to improved overall business, maintained of all KPI’s and in charge of the Mkt budget and reinforced the brand image . Brand Manager - (08/2015 –08/2017) Lanka Spice (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - “Mc Currie” Delivered properly the marketing mix, simplified website of “Mc Currie” to increase the profitability, comprehensive strategic PR programs for the exploitation of LSL, channel marketing strategy, excellence in trade execution & secured top tier events for marketing & developed new slogan. Developed and presented the TV commercial to build image of the “Mc Currie” position as a premium brand in the minds of target market segment, turnaround of brand performance & maximized turnover of the year 2016. Head of Sales & Marketing - (03/2011 - 07/2015) The Golden Lane Shops - Maldives Exceeded Mrf.10.2M sales for month of July 2011 in “GL” history, Coached team members to improve their skills & achieved work quality. Responsible for rebranded “GL Style” into one of the strongest sports & casual ware brands in Maldives, has been able to achieved double digits’ growth, successfully handle commercials in Dhi T/V, MNBC, Raajje Radio and adverts on Haveeru newspapers to increased the awareness. Work as a part time Consultant / Trainer for The Hawks (Pvt) Ltd, (B2B Business) in Male, Maldives - (1/11/2012-11/2//2015) Brand Manager - (02/2008 – 03/2011) Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Managed & maintained two brands, which were the Buckinghamshire new university MBA (BUCKS) & Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status at the AMF and led colleagues and delegated teams to monitor sales. I was an active part of the team that launched "BUCKS MBA" program in Sri Lanka and monitor overall performance of the two brands. Published adverts, strategic alliances with advertising & media agencies, coordinate with head office in UK effectively build brand image in SL. Business Development. Executive. - (04/2005 – 02/ 2008) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd (WNL) An accomplished Mgt. executive for the launch of “IT Times” brand in SL. Identified innovative marketing campaigns, negotiated with major super markets to successful distribution of magazine of the in Island wide and delivered to Sri Lankan Airlines as well & increased the penetration level. Senior Marketing Executive. - (09/2003 – 04/ 2005) Leader Investment (Pvt) Ltd (Forex) Presented for real-time Forex trading advisory services to clients, ensuring they gain maximum return on investment & won customer confidence, reduced & resolved complained, ensured that all clients data was safely stored. build network with top line customers. I was an active part of the team in opening new branch office in Kandy City and led trained & motivated team to manage profitability. Chairman / Managing Director - (12/2001 – 09/2003) AMS Holdings (“SAP” Tea) Responsible for the launched “SAP” brand of tea and negotiated the longer payment terms with suppliers, reduced short expired return stock and saved money, ensured the optimal brand visibility of "SAP" tea. Improved overall penetration of “SAP” range of tea southern provincial area, suburbs of Colombo as well as some of identified super market in the country and maximized sales and streamlined the route plan. Established to worked as a Group Internal Audit Assistant at Sumathi Holdings & presented new findings to the Mgt.- (03/2000 -12/ 2001) During my career as an Audit Trainee at B.R.de Silva & Company, I have managed to visit varies types of companies - (04/1997 - 03/2000) Produced Student at St. Aloysius College – Galle, Sri Lanka (1979 – 1993)

 Listings /  Asia

Kerri Foyn

New 

I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I’m not comfortable with settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. I am an excellent communicator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results. Most business issues stem from poor communication, so I feel a responsibility to keep everyone on the same page. I am results-oriented, constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away we are and what it will take to make it happen. I find this pressure inspiring and a great motivator for the rest of the team. I am highly organized. I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method so I’m always able to find what I need. I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track, too. I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making people feel comfortable in my presence.

 Listings /  WorldWide

I am a fun loving guy! I am a lover of spirituality, people, animals, arts, music, philosophy, psychology, books and technology! My hometown is in Elsies River, a small community in Cape Town, where I am currently residing as well. In primary school, I was bullied for reasons which at that time I could make sense of but do now. My need to fit in helped me discover my love for chess and classical music. I was ''religiously'' brought up in the Christian tradition until it stopped serving me around 2012 completely. I was completely lost especially after my mom's passing in 2011 from which I asked the question to myself that there must be more to life than earthly wealth because I simply discovered that it doesn't bring the happiness that my parents and society told me. I knew that there must be more to life. My deep need to help my family after my mom's passing led my to cut my investment banking career in Johannesburg as a quant very short. I follow the Buddhist way life as best as I can because it help me understand the nature of my own suffering and of others. I simply hate to see people suffer. I try to help people in which ever way I can. I finished a Bsc in Mathematics and Statistics, honours in Computational Finance and an incomplete MSc. I worked as a Senior Fund Accountant mostly. I am a part-time musician and love dancing. I love people but I am more introverted. I most prefer my own company. I am too sensitive lol. I love teaching as well! I was a part-time lecturer in Statistics but I tutored maths from my second year. This also helped myself and parents. My hard work helped me to get get scholarhips to cover the rest of my studies. I worked as a barman. I am a part-time musician. Played in the Cape Town Youth Philharmonic and my music center's symphony orchestras. I love and thank all my teachers! Everyone is generally my teacher. A little more about my childhood. It was ok with the usual joyful moments and traumas. I did what my parents expected and was occasionally rewarded. I attended school in my community until my need for better education and passion for music landed me a scholarship to go to any school of my choice. This all happened in the middle of my high school career. The switch opened my eyes. Better education where suddenly from the one of the top students at my old high school to the weakest. But I was welcomed nevertheless by all! As a member of the LGBTI community, it created a loving safe space to come out to.

 Listings /  Africa

Our palm collecting began some thirty years ago, when we became members of the Palm & Cycad Society of QLD. In 1987, we decided to create a nursery and called it Coast Road Palms, at the time our address was Coast Road so we went with this. A few years ago, the street name was changed to Bennett Springs Drive. We were proud of how we began, many of our old customers would remember the dusty gravel road before we had development around us. We decided to keep our business name and not change with the new street name. Planting began in 1987, even before we built our home. A cyclone fence went up, a bore was sunk, reticulation put down and the planting started. We had a lot of help from friends who volunteered (they probably thought we were crazy at the time), but they never doubted because anyone who knew my husband Lou, knew that he was a determined person who once he set his mind to things, there was no going back. I suppose it was his courage and determination that pulled us through. In 1988/89, we were hit by a severe frost that at the time almost wiped out all our stock. Many nurseries were in the same boat. We kept going, not looking back. At the time, Lou was also working full time at another work place, so he had two full time jobs going. One nightshift and one dayshift. Finally, in 1995 he made a break and decided to work full time in our nursery, by then we had developed a good clientele. Some of our original customers have remained friends and often visit and have a chat about old times and how it all began. Over the following years, we have continued planting and collecting and are still collecting today. We are always interested in something new and rare and know that although it may not grow here in Perth we are always willing to give it a go, after all it is a challenge.

 Listings /  Oceana/Antarctic

Wattleup Nursery has over 20 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the nursery business. We have a rare and beautiful Palms, Cycads and plants from around the world. Wattleup believes in personal service. We love sharing our knowledge and will happily provide you with advice and answer your queries. The stock we carry, is all tried and tested, healthy and water wise. Every garden that is designed is unique to you. Just building your new house or moved into an existing home and don’t know where to start with your garden? Your garden is a reflection of who you are but it is sometimes overwhelming when there are so many things to consider. At Wattleup we can help you get the look you want, the mood you want. We also help you create the style you want and also creating the atmosphere for a great garden.

 Listings /  Oceana/Antarctic

Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio

 Partners /  Greater Europe

People don’t grow plants. Plants grow people. That’s the way we see it. From the moment you first put your fingers into soil. Your life changes. Mind calmer. Body stronger. A little spot to call your own. At Sproutl, we believe that gardening should be open to all. Who cares if you’ve never picked up a trowel before? This is gardening made easy. To us, a garden can be as small as a windowsill, or a tiny rented patio. (Though a 1 acre plot is fine by us too.) Your first wonky carrot. Sweet peas in a jar by the bed. This is life-changing stuff. A lifelong love affair between you and nature. That starts the moment you plant something. Our Mission: to demystify gardening and make it accessible to all. We believe in gardening made easy. The best plants and products, sitting alongside advice, inspiration, easy-to-shop edits, and high profile limited edition collections. Bringing plants and products seamlessly from phone to door, in a fun and accessible way. It’s gardening for a new generation. We’re a diverse, passionate, hard-working, fun and humble team of 25+ people. We’re committed to achieving great success together, celebrating our individualism and challenging each other to go further. We leave our ego at the door, bring our curious minds to work, and trust each other to get stuff done. No two days are the same as we work to help the nation.

 Listings /  Greater Europe

I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.

 Listings /  WorldWide

In 2003, Cecilia and Grant Jefferys opened Bloomingdales Garden Centre in Durban. They wanted to provide an urban oasis for their customers that boasts a garden, an urban farm, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The Jefferys have built their business on a commitment to sustainable farming methods, good food, and a positive environment. Bloomingdales Garden Centre offers a huge variety of plants, pavers, edging, fertilizers, pots, water features, garden ornaments, They also offer landscaping services, instant lawn, and other items to help you create your dream garden.

 Listings /  Africa

Since 2004, Westville North Garden Centre has been home to an impressive collection of plants, gardening tools and supplies. This suburban garden centre located in the Westville North area is filled with everything you need to create your own little oasis. The centre boasts a range of plants and flowers, including perennials, trees and shrubs, vegetables, seedlings, and even a garden shop. In addition to plants, you'll find a selection of gardening tools. Their local roots have kept them grounded and community-focused. Westville North Garden Centre is proud to provide quality plants and products, and the highest level of customer service you’ve come to expect from a local business that has blossomed into a full-fledged Garden Center.

 Listings /  Africa

I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.

 Members /  Greater Europe

Bromeliads Southern Africa is a plant nursery specializing in Bromeliads, owned and managed by avid Gardener, Orchid and Bromeliad collector Maggie Vergottini. The nursery is situated in the Garden Route Area of South Africa, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. The town is a popular holiday destination with great scenics and other cultural gems. If you are a bromeliad lover, you can visit us in Mossel Bay and also experience its beauty. The selling premises are in centre of Mosselbay while the cultivating tunnels are 48km west of Mossel Bay on the Vergottini’s family farm Blandsdrift where they also breed rare game. The premises is open to the public on Wednesdays but viewings can be arranged on other days by appointment.

 Listings /  Africa

Visit The Nursery situated in Mossel Bay where you will find succulents to seedlings, garden art, Fynbos, pebbles and so much more. We have great variety of strong healthy plants just waiting for you to take them home.

 Listings /  Africa

TOT U DIENS offers garden services in the whole Garden Route with it's headquarters in Mossel Bay. But what makes TOT U DIENS stand out is it is open 24 hours. TOT U DIENS offers tree felling, removal of trees. We do full garden cleanups and planting of grass. This is what one of our clients had to say "Ricardo and his team are some of the hardest working crew I've had the pleasure of working with. Come rain or shine they will get the job done and no job is too big or too small. Thanks guys for going out of your way to give my garden a make over. I highly recommend these guys." There is nothing in your garden we can't do.

 Listings /  Africa

We exist to help in the creation of lovely gardens, either by us or anyone else, for everyone to enjoy be they owners, visitors, children, grandparents or even ill-behaved pets. Those that dig up lawns can keep us in work! The roots of Capital Gardens, an independent business, go back to 1981 when a landscape business was started in Battersea. This has now grown into London’s leading independent gardening company with five garden centres, a website along with a garden maintenance business. Our garden centres are located in London at Alexandra Palace (North West London), Wandsworth (South West London) and outside London at Berkhamsted , Sherfield-on-Loddon (just north of Basingstoke) and Studley Green (north west of High Wycombe ). At the centres we strive continually to offer you a diverse and large collection of plants throughout the seasons, suited to our country’s varied climate and seasons. The goods shown on our website are for sale only through the centres. So we don’t offer goods for sale through our website but we do operate a delivery service local to our centres and for customers who may need the service each centre offers a ‘telephone order and collect service’. If you are near our centres please visit these for the goods displayed on the website but check before coming please that they are in stock. We hope your experience at Capital Gardens is productive and enjoyable – resulting from our continual efforts to provide plants and goods that offer value for money without compromising quality and a service that encourages people to visit us again. Colin, the current managing director, started the business and it rests on him and his well-established team to see that when you engage with Capital Gardens you are given the best possible help to get plants and products for the garden to enable you to keep your garden as you want it. At Capital Gardens we believe that we have a duty to adhere to good environmental practice, and operate in a sustainable manner. As lovers of plants and the environment it is only natural for us to want to reduce man’s impact wherever possible.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

1904 was a landmark year for the industry and for the business which was to become the current-day Blue Diamond Group. In it's earliest 'guise', Blue Diamond originally emerged as the Fruit Export Company in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Channel Islands. The company was created by a group of prominent local businessmen whose family links still feature today. John W. Dorey was appointed manager and his son, Percy, was company secretary. the latter proved to be the driving force of the Fruit Export Company. The company's founders displayed their business skills at an early stage when they acquired a distribution company in the UK with agents scaling the length and breadth of England. This network became the backbone of Fruit Export's success in getting tomatoes to market. A further stroke of ingenuity saw the company buy wicker baskets locally and go on to commission the manufacture of huge numbers of wooden baskets and then tomato trays. Today, Blue Diamond is recognised as a genuine Guernsey success story and continues to be owned and managed on the island with plants still at the heart of the business. Blue Diamond now employs around 3,000 people at its Head Office and 30 garden centres across the UK & Channel Islands.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

Cherry Lane Garden Centres throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Yorkshire represent a new wave of specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the Garden Centres are committed to offering best value as a matter of course. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of garden furniture, gardening clothing and footwear, gardening accessories, sheds and garden ornaments. There are specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centres at South View, Fritton and Pulham Market near Diss which stock a large range of fish as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

Cape Garden, Joostenbergvlakte, was opened in 1996. It has evolved into the largest Garden Centre in the Western Cape. Our second branch outside Stellenbosch opened in October 2004, and our third branch in Somerset West in 2016. We are a family run business, dedicated to giving you the best quality and prices available. By growing our own plants in Vredendal and producing our own pots and water features at our factories, we are able to pursue our passion for good value. We carry a wide selection of plants, pots, pavers, water features, garden furniture and other garden decor. We are also constantly bringing in new, cost effective, quality merchandise. We have products to please the whole family all year round.

 Listings /  Africa

In 1962, Robert Stodel took a leap of faith to follow his dream: leaving his corporate career to start a gardening business. His humble beginnings, selling via a mail order catalogue, door to door visits and even out of his van on the Grand Parade, speak volumes about the man who built Stodels step-by-step into a thriving chain of award-winning garden centres around the Western Cape. The first Stodels Garden Centre opened in Kenilworth in 1968, followed by Stodels Bellville (where HQ is situated today) in 1973. Since 2005, with the opening of Stodels Milnerton, the company has been on an expansion strategy, opening Stodels Constantia in March 2012 and Stodels Somerset West in August 2012. Award-winning nursery with five stores in the Western Cape and two in Gauteng. We're dedicated to the people who are dedicated to their gardens! Award-winning nursery with five stores in the Western Cape and two in Gauteng. We're dedicated to the people who are dedicated to their gardens!

 Listings /  Africa

With a hearty amount of exquisite plants, garden and home décor, accessories, hardware and tools; our team of passionate experts, creatives and enthusiasts collaborate to create the kind of environment where you come to feed your soul! Unique and Inspiring Garden Centre in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg; offering garden and home enhancement products. From plants, to trees, garden care, tools, decor, gifting, hardware along with professional advice and information services on all gardening related queries and problems.

 Listings /  Africa

Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.

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Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.

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Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.

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Vera Luciani has been designing and building bio-lakes, bio-pools and gardens for more than twenty years in close contact with nature, where water and plants together achieve perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Functionality is combined with the aesthetic aspect and respect for the environment. The space thus becomes a welcoming theater of daily life where you can enjoy nature in all its forms. Owner since 2003 of the homonymous company specializing in the design and construction of gardens and bio-lakes, among the first in Italy to successfully propose the inclusion of natural pools, bio-lakes and salt pools in private parks and gardens. Expert in bioengineering for green applications, in the knowledge of aquatic plants and their maintenance. The bio-lake is a natural swimming pool, a bathing and eco-sustainable body of water. The quality of bathing is guaranteed exclusively by biological and mechanical treatment, through phytodepuration and the use of specific techniques. What distinguishes it from traditional pools is therefore the total absence of chemicals for water purification, which is clean and pleasant on the skin thanks to the action of plants and a specially designed technical system. The bio-lake is a living pool, which does not require emptying or winter coverings. Vera Luciani designs her gardens as unique places, designed to pause, reflect and enrich the soul. It is four hands with the customer that Vera Luciani transforms and designs spaces following the rhythms of the seasons, seeking harmony in the composition of shapes, essences, design, to immerse herself in a scenario that takes on the value of a unique and lived experience. fulfilling. The garden as a starting point for a quality of living that can affect health and well-being, understood as a shared balance between man and the environment. Resilient and sustainable habitat, capable of integrating organically with the context, in visual relationship with the rest of the landscape.

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Italia che Cambia è un’associazione di promozione sociale e una testata giornalistica registrata. Raccontiamo, mappiamo e mettiamo in rete chi produce un cambiamento positivo dal basso del nostro paese, in una direzione di maggiore sostenibilità ed equità economica, sociale, ambientale, culturale. talia che cambia è un progetto che vuole raccontare, mappare e mettere in rete quel pezzo di paese che di fronte a un problema si attiva per cambiare concretamente le cose senza delegare o aspettare che qualcuno lo faccia al suo posto. Vuole inoltre offrire strumenti di facilitazione dei processi di trasformazione positiva in atto nel Paese con l’obiettivo di far emergere le potenzialità di coloro che “vogliono cambiare” fornendo l’esempio, il know how e il supporto della rete di progetti già in atto. Il tutto ispirato dalla consapevolezza/visione espressa da Paul Hawken nel suo “Moltitudine inarrestabile”: noi siamo già maggioranza, ma non lo sappiamo. Pensiamo di essere soli e sole, isolati e isolate, “strani”, e invece siamo parte di un grande movimento mondiale. Un movimento silenzioso e frammentato che però è pronto a emergere e mostrarsi in tutte le sue sfaccettature. Il nostro obiettivo, quindi, è duplice: da un lato far emergere questa italica moltitudine – che abbiamo potuto incontrare in anni di incontri in giro per le venti regioni italiane – e dall’altro contribuire alla costruzione di un nuovo paradigma culturale che metta al centro la demercificazione della realtà, le relazioni umane, la facilitazione, i processi non giudicanti, la sostenibilità umana, ambientale, economica e sociale. Per farlo abbiamo realizzato un giornale, una mappa, dei portali territoriali e una campagna di attivazione dei territori attraverso le proposte emerse dalle “visioni 2040”. La visione e i valori che hanno dato vita al progetto Italia che Cambia sono racchiusi nei “Sette Sentieri” che sono quindi alla base della selezione delle realtà presenti nella mappa e delle notizie proposte ogni giorno. Sette sentieri di transizione verso una società più equa, giusta e sostenibile. I vari punti non li abbiamo scelti noi dal nulla: ci sono stati segnalati, raccontati, trasmessi dalle realtà che abbiamo incontrato lungo il cammino. Li abbiamo voluti scrivere, raggruppandoli e organizzandoli per rendere espliciti gli obiettivi e gli ideali che ci muovono e che stanno alla base del nostro progetto. Non sono dei punti di partenza ma di arrivo. Le realtà che raccontiamo, che abbiamo incontrato e che potete trovare sulla mappa, pur seguendo ciascuna il suo sentiero particolare, condividono con noi questo percorso e mirano verso la stessa meta. Inoltre grazie ad un lavoro che nel 2015 ha coinvolto oltre 100 ambasciatori e ambasciatrici, rappresentanti di altrettante associazioni, comitati, imprese, università, istituzioni, abbiamo scritto 17 documenti di visione/azione per cambiare l’Italia. Li abbiamo chiamati Visioni 2040 e vanno ad integrare, approfondendoli, gli elementi che emergono dai Sette Sentieri. Nel marzo 2018 è uscito il libro “E ora si cambia”, che raccoglie i documenti riassunti ed aggiornati, a cura di Andrea Degl’Innocenti e Daniel Tarozzi.

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La Cooperativa Petraviva: cuore e natura per un progetto condiviso da un gruppo di giovani professionisti, un sogno ed una realtà. Tutela dell’ambiente, produzione di fruttiferi di Sicilia, conservazione della biodiversità, interpretazione ambientale e promozione delle tradizioni: tutto questo è la Cooperativa Petraviva Madonie… un progetto per le Madonie… una finestra che si affaccia sul mondo delle opportunità di sviluppo derivanti dalla difesa della natura, secondo le linee della moderna economia, la green economy e perché la biodiversità costituisce infatti il nostro capitale naturale, alla base della vita e dell’economia. Ma anche valore alla cultura e alla storia agroalimentare dei luoghi e delle tradizioni che con la gestione di Villa Sgadari concessa da parte dell´Ente Parco delle Madonie, fa di questo gruppo di lavoro un volano di diffusione culturale a 360° che intende portare avanti un progetto integrale e integrato! Tra progetti per la scuola e diffusione culturale, progetti sulla biodiversità e recupero delle specie vegetali da frutto, eventi di promozione culturale, Petraviva si inserisce orgogliosa nello sviluppo locale ed economia del territorio delle aree interne Siciliane. Il vivaio Petraviva Madonie nasce con l’obiettivo di salvaguardare la biodiversità e i sapori della frutta antica dimenticata. La riproduzione in vivaio permette il rinnovamento del patrimonio vegetale, con particolare attenzione alle peculiarità territoriali Siciliane. L’esperienza di ricerca, localizzazione, raccolta e conservazione delle varietà antiche da frutto della Sicilia, condotta dai soci della Cooperativa in collaborazione prima con il Dipartimento di Botanica dell’Ateneo Palermitano e adesso con il C.I.R.I.T.A. (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche sulla Interazione Tecnologia-Ambiente) Università degli Studi di Palermo sono alla base della nostra esperienza imprenditoriale vivaistica. La Cooperativa Petraviva Madonie crede nell’importanza di rafforzare il legame tra sistema scolastico e il mondo del lavoro attraverso azioni informative mirate e percorsi progettuali sperimentali come quelli attivati durante l’anno scolastico 2015-2016. Inoltre la Cooperativa Petraviva Madonie è interessata a favorire e sostenere la ricerca di possibili strategie per migliorare gli esiti delle prestazioni degli studenti nelle discipline Tecnico-Professionali, con un’attenzione particolare alle esperienze laboratoriali, così come previsto e richiesto dalla riforma scolastica; puntando ad un innalzamento complessivo delle competenze in rapporto agli standard europei. Gli studenti possono operare scelte consapevoli soltanto attraverso un’adeguata informazione sulle opportunità offerte sia dal mercato del lavoro che dal sistema di istruzione e formazione, onde prevenire e contrastare i fenomeni di abbandono e dispersione.

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Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/

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Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton

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Orti Generali si trova in un parco fluviale, sulle rive del torrente Sangone, nel quartiere Mirafiori sud nella città di Torino, a cinque minuti dal capolinea del tram quattro. Prima un parco in abbandono con un’area agricola residuale, oggi un parco di orti urbani aperto a cittadini e visitatori grazie ad un bando di concessione della Città di Torino. COME SOSTENIBILITÀ AMBIENTALE Si coltiva esclusivamente con metodo biologico. Nell’area reintroduciamo alberi di varietà antiche, con una speciale attenzione alle piante che favoriscono la ripopolazione d'insetti impollinatori. INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA Sperimentiamo la tecnologia al servizio dell’ambiente: per ridurre lo spreco di acqua, una centralina rileva meteo, umidità, temperatura locali, e aziona all’occorrenza un impianto d'irrigazione centralizzato per tutti gli orti. SOSTENIBILITÀ SOCIALE Ospitiamo borse lavoro e tirocini formativi, in particolare per soggetti svantaggiati. In collaborazione con l’ASL e con associazioni, realizziamo percorsi riabilitativi e di ortoterapia. SUPPORTO ALLA COLTIVAZIONE Proponiamo un sito con il calendario delle colture, schede delle piante e alert per avvisarvi quando è il momento dei trattamenti biologici preventivi. Sarete sempre assistiti dallo staff presente tra gli orti o raggiungibile telefonicamente. PERCHÉ Orti Generali nasce con l’obiettivo di costruire un modello d'impresa sociale per la trasformazione e la gestione di aree agricole residuali cittadine. Il progetto è l’esito di un percorso di 4 anni di progettazione partecipata che ha coinvolto scuole, associazioni, ortolani e abitanti di Mirafiori → Miraorti. Grazie alle sue componenti d'innovazione sociale e tecnologica Orti Generali vince il bando indetto dal MIUR Smart cities and Communities and Social Innovation e dal 2016 al 2019 ha avviato una fase di ricerca supervisionata dall’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia. CHI Orti Generali è un progetto dell’Associazione Coefficiente Clorofilla, oggi Orti Generale APS, ed è curato da Stefano Olivari e Matteo Baldo. Stefano, diplomato all’École du Paysage di Versailles, ha scelto la riqualificazione delle sponde del torrente Sangone per la sua tesi. Già ideatore del progetto Miraorti, oggi è un affermato paesaggista. Matteo, educatore professionale e dottore magistrale in Sociologia, ha scelto l’orticoltura urbana, con indagini esplorative e quantitative sul progetto Miraorti ed il parco agricolo del Sangone. Il progetto è nato da un’idea di Isabella Devecchi, e grazie al prezioso aiuto di Marco Bottignole.

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La passione di Marco, nasce 15 anni fa: "I primi sette esemplari mi erano stati portati dal veterinario condotto del comune". Da quella piccola riserva ha preso il via una ricerca che non ha risparmiato nemmeno gli angoli più nascosti del globo. Oggi il vivaio dei fratelli Gramaglia è uno dei più forniti in Europa. Marco, 60 anni, uno dei massimi esperti del settore, nel 1999 fu anche invitato a Parigi per mettere in mostra le sue creature. "Tutto nasce dalla curiosità, se non sei curioso non puoi fare il vivaista - assicura - Di peperone (così chiama tutte le varietà di peperoncino, Ndr) al mondo ne esistono tremila tipi: sono il frutto degli incroci di 23 specie, ognuna delle quali sintetizza sostanze chimiche diverse. È così che ho scoperto che i peperoni esistono di tutti i colori, anche viola e nero, ma non blu". L'attività di Gramaglia non è dedicata solo ai peperoni. Il vivaio, un fazzoletto di terra di medie dimensioni a due passi dalla Dora, si occupa solo di piante aromatiche e medicinali, un settore in cui rientrano anche i peperoncini per le loro proprietà antiossidanti. La specializzazione è anche la forza di un'attività radicata che dal 1896 ha già dato lavoro a quattro generazioni di Gramaglia. "In questo settore le aziende che si specializzano sono quelle che riescono a sopravvivere meglio alla crisi". La parola d'ordine è stupire e Marco, che nell'animo è anche un uomo di marketing prestato all'agricoltura, lo sa: per questo ai suoi clienti propone tradizionali salvia e timo ma anche vere rarità, come una pianta malgascia dalle foglie frizzanti. "Bisogna incuriosire", assicura pensando alla sua clientela composta al 90 per cento da consumatori finali, appassionati di orticoltura o sostenitori del fai-da-te biologico. E di sicuro stupisce la sua personale collezione di piante velenose. "Non saranno commestibili, ma sono bellissime". Oggi il vivaio dei fratelli Gramaglia è uno dei vivai collezionisti di piante aromatiche più importanti e prestigiosi in Europa. Marco's passion was born 15 years ago: "The first seven specimens were brought to me by the veterinarian who was led by the municipality". From that small reserve a search has begun that has not spared even the most hidden corners of the globe. Today the Gramaglia brothers' nursery is one of the best supplied in Europe. Marco, 60, one of the leading experts in the sector, was also invited to Paris in 1999 to show off his creatures. "Everything stems from curiosity, if you are not curious you cannot be a nurseryman - he assures - There are three thousand types of pepper (as he calls all the varieties of chili pepper, Ed.) In the world: they are the result of the crossings of 23 species, each of which synthesizes different chemicals. That's how I discovered that peppers come in all colors, even purple and black, but not blue. " Gramaglia's business is not just dedicated to peppers. The nursery, a medium-sized patch of land a stone's throw from the Dora, deals only with aromatic and medicinal plants, a sector that also includes chillies for their antioxidant properties. Specialization is also the strength of a deep-rooted activity that since 1896 has already given work to four generations of Gramaglia. "In this sector, the companies that specialize are the ones that manage to survive the crisis best". The watchword is to amaze and Marco, who at heart is also a marketing man lent to agriculture, knows this: for this reason he offers his customers traditional sage and thyme but also real rarities, like a Malagasy plant with sparkling leaves . "We have to intrigue", he assures, thinking of his clientele made up of 90 per cent end consumers, horticultural enthusiasts or supporters of organic do-it-yourself. And he certainly amazes his personal collection of poisonous plants. "They won't be edible, but they're beautiful." Today the nursery of the Gramaglia brothers is one of the most important and prestigious nursery collectors of aromatic plants in Europe.

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Da anni, il Vivaio Anna Peyron è un giardino in cui crescono e si moltiplicano delle piante. Certo, quando andrete in vivaio troverete rose, ortensie e clematis in vaso: da comprare. Ma vedrete anche (e soprattutto) come diventa la pianta adulta, quanto spazio richiede e con quali altre piante meglio si accompagna. E troverete chi vi suggerisce come adattare la pianta al giardino. E voi alla pianta. Cosa potete aspettarvi da una rosa, ad esempio? A cosa invece è bene rinunciare, per non andare incontro a delusioni? Dovete potare o potete dimenticare le cesoie? E come concimare? Anna Peyron, Saskia Pellion di Persano, Vincenzo Gastini, vi daranno una risposta a tutte queste domande e a tante altre ancora che potrete verificare sul campo. Perché il vivaio comincia là dove finisce il giardino. O viceversa. E troverete arredi e ornamenti, perché anche quelli fanno parte di un giardino. Vecchi mobili, vasi e complementi d'arredo, presentati in vivaio dal Labirinto del Giardiniere. Sarà un'occasione per scegliere, insieme alle piante, tutto ciò che fa diventare il giardino un piacere. Anna ha cominciato con le rose ed è diventata una delle più importanti esperte oggi in Europa e nel mondo.

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With thirteen hectares of parkland and a great heritage of monumental trees, Levico SPA park is the most important historical park of the Province of Trento. Its history dates back to the end of the 19th century and is closely linked to the establishment of Levico Terme as a spa town of European standing. The construction of the “Grand Hotel delle Terme” was the first step in a major transformation involving the German landscape-gardener Georg Ziehl (1873 - 1953) who transformed an area of countryside into a large informal design park. At the end of the 19th century many tree species in vogue in the nineteenthcentury parks had been planted: Sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant sequoia of California, Magnolia sempervirens the great white-flowered magnolia, Fagus sylvatica 'purpurea', the monumental red beech that still today dominates the area at the entrance to the main promenade, cedars and redwood trees. After many years and a restoration project, at the end of October 2018 the Vaia storm caused serious damages to the park: 216 large trees were uprooted and three hectares of lawns and flower beds were destroyed. Immediately the works for the recovery started, a project has been approved and is now in an advanced stage of realization. The park has been reshaped and some of its botanical and landscape values strengthened. In the park of Levico today we find a new birch wood, a new collection of conifers and many deciduous trees with characteristic colored foliage. In spring 50,000 bulbs are blooming, different species of tulips, Allium and Muscari. The lawns host numerous herbaceous species that bloom throughout the growing season. In spring the park hosts a garden show, ''Ortinparco'', an exhibition-festival focusing on the vegetable garden and the garden with temporary installations, plants and flowers, educational workshops, music, seminars and horticultural exhibitions. Summer is the season of educational programs, concerts, book presentations and shows. The park is operated without the use of chemicals, and hosts Villa Paradiso, the headquarter of the park's offices and temporary exhibitions.

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Il nostro raccolto è il risultato di un lavoro attento, appassionato e genuino, che unisce gli antichi saperi dell'agricoltura e le moderne innovazioni della tecnologia. Orteat è una start up innovativa che nasce a fine 2018 da un’idea del suo founder Luca Siciliano, produttore agricolo BIO, per rispondere ad una chiara esigenza del mercato: da un lato i consumatori sono sempre più attenti a conoscere il cibo che consumano, la sua provenienza e chi lo produce; dall'altro i produttori cercano nuove modalità di vendita al fine di valorizzare i propri prodotti e venderli al giusto prezzo. Nasce Orteat, un orto biologico per tutti in Italia. Attraverso la piattaforma è possibile ricevere direttamente a domicilio, in tutta Italia, frutta e verdura biologica appena raccolta e di stagione, conoscendo esattamente la provenienza e il produttore che l’ha coltivata. Possono ordinare la frutta sia clienti privati (B2C) sia aziende, inclusi i rivenditori che vogliono proporre ai propri Clienti frutta appena raccolta e di provenienza certa. Investire in Orteat significa entrare a fare parte di un’azienda che unisce all’obiettivo economico anche un forte impatto sociale: diffondere e sostenere un’agricoltura che rispetti l’ambiente, che promuova la biodiversità e che valorizzi il lavoro dei produttori.

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Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.

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Ivana Zanella, a land-lady for all her life is an incredible strong and smiling woman.

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I am a positive, happy person who loves all aspects of my life. I love the beach, animals and children. I am a people’s person. I grew up in the Kruger Park and that is where my love for animals and people comes from. Love working with people from all over the world. I have three beautiful children and an amazing mom whom I adore. I received the most precious gift of all very recently when I was blessed by becoming a grandmother. Like most young people and since I can remember, I had a dream… I just wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. Like a lot of young people, I did not have the means to pursue my dream. At the age of sixteen, I started working in the Kruger Park tourist shop as a cashier during school holidays. Naturally, when I matriculated and because I could not attend a college or university to study what my heart desired, I started working for SANParks. I worked in different departments from the tourist shop to finally being promoted to year in advance bookings at SANParks head office. I will always “want to be a teacher in my heart but never will I be disappointed for the foundation I had. Working for SANParks gave me the opportunity, confidence and knowledge to work with tourists from all over the world. They had a huge hand in the way I see people and the quality of work I offer. I will always be thankful. I am a loyal, loving, understanding, empathetic and kind individual. I learned a lot about people over the years. People tend to confide in me and I am a very good listener. I can solve problems easily because people listen to me and usually follow my advice. It makes it a lot easier to solve problems in the work place concerning personnel and clients too. I have a sixth sense about people and it usually turns out to be spot on. The way in which I treat people, they will follow my orders without question. I learned a lot during my years working for different companies and working in different departments and environments. I know how to handle myself and every situation and challenge I am faced with. I am hard working and not afraid to learn new things. I am a quick learner and I always follow through on everything I do. Even if it is a new challenge I have to tackle and always give a hundred and one percent doing everything that has to be done. I am not afraid to walk the extra mile and to do everything to the best of my ability. I gained a lot of professional work experience. This includes... working as a reservations officer, receptionist, personal assistant, book keeper, financial administrator, school tutor and even running my own business for several years. I loved all the careers I pursued but my favorite by far was the work I have done with clients. It would be a honor and privilege to invest the experience I have gained and the skills I have mastered into your company and to share it with the world.

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Martin Smuts

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I am outgoing, dedicated and love new challenges! I believe that a person should work on developing their skills and learning new things all the time. I love sports gaming and fishing during my “downtime”. I believe treating people with integrity and respect will always yield great relationships. I love spending as much time as I can with my family and loved ones. I believe working together as a whole we can achieve great things. I am very optimistic and very open minded when dealing with day-to-day life. I love my animals as they truly bring the best out of me if I have had a long challenging day. Working as a Manager in the Hospitality industry for nearly a decade I have learnt many valuable lessons and feel I have grown each year bringing great personality, enthusiasm and constructive ideas to the table. I have a positive outlook on life and I wish to share that positivity with you someday! Showing compassion for others in this industry and any industry I believe will always get positive results. I am, because we are. Bound together in ways that are invisible, humanity is all about being one. Caring unconditionally, and sharing with everyone around us. Combining a salient philosophy of caring and sharing, with the strength of unity and community. We can determine the course of humanity and our destiny, by challenging the digital status quo. “I am, because we are. Together.”

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L’Azienda Agricola PininAgri di Luca Pininfarina, nasce nel 2016 ponendosi l’obiettivo adoperare pratiche lungimiranti, volte ad ottenere prodotti ortofrutticoli con qualità superiori nel massimo rispetto verso l’ambiente e gli ecosistemi della collina di Moncalieri. In azienda si applica la lotta biologica conservativa, evitando nel modo più assoluto l'impiego di prodotti ampio spettro con l’obbiettivo di mantenere viva l'entomofauna utile. Inoltre si praticano inoculi di consorzi microbici nel terreno al fine di esprimere al massimo le potenzialità intrinseche delle colture in termini di resistenza, resa, gusto e qualità nutraceutiche. The Azienda Agricola PininAgri di Luca Pininfarina was founded in 2016 with the aim of adopting forward-looking practices, aimed at obtaining fruit and vegetables with superior quality with the utmost respect for the environment and ecosystems of the Moncalieri hill. Conservative biological control is applied on the farm, absolutely avoiding the use of broad spectrum products with the aim of keeping the useful entomofauna alive. Furthermore, microbial consortia are inoculated in the soil in order to express the intrinsic potential of the crops in terms of resistance, yield, taste and nutraceutical qualities.

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Marketing Consultant @ Colombo, Sri Lanka MBA (UK), Certified professional Marketer (Asia), Chartered Marketer, MCIM (UK) ,PGDipM (UK), MSLIM (SL) During my tenure in Audit firm, Financial Industry, Media Organization, Educational Institute, Retail Industry, Petroleum Industry, FMCG Company, Entrepreneur & Marketing Consultant , I gained wealth of knowledge & experience, all spiced with a well-honed instinct for positive marketing. With over twenty Four years of relevant experience I am adept at executing any tasks associated with the job. Marketing Consultant - (01/ 2021 – to date) Designed & implemented marketing strategies according to client’s objectives and budget, execute task and monitoring out comes. Influenced team members to establish most effective tools & methods, liaised with top Mgt & give strategic direction & findings. DGM – Marketing - (09/2019 – 12/ 2020) Lanka Sathosa Ltd (LSL) - Ministry of Trade Awarded & won SLIM - Nielsen People’s Awards for LSL, planned & implemented all marketing & advertising campaigns and increased imaged. Drives traffic to store & improved profitability by creating operational in-store action plans, designed & streamlined business strategies, turning around the company (LSL) by increasing foot fall level & basket value. Alliance with Pickme and Postal Dpt. tested and delivered groceries to customers’ doorstep , managed to design of LSL web site, developed & launched e-commerce platform & simplified website booking forms and also achieved highest sales of Rs.17.5Bn in first half 2020 at LSL history. General Manager - (08/2017 –09/ 2019) Infinity Foods (Pvt) Ltd - Market Trader (Pvt) Ltd Responsibility of the overall imported beverages and snacks foods portfolio and tested viability, including strategy direction and P&L. Leveraged new ideas to improved overall business, maintained of all KPI’s and in charge of the Mkt budget and reinforced the brand image . Brand Manager - (08/2015 –08/2017) Lanka Spice (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - “Mc Currie” Delivered properly the marketing mix, simplified website of “Mc Currie” to increase the profitability, comprehensive strategic PR programs for the exploitation of LSL, channel marketing strategy, excellence in trade execution & secured top tier events for marketing & developed new slogan. Developed and presented the TV commercial to build image of the “Mc Currie” position as a premium brand in the minds of target market segment, turnaround of brand performance & maximized turnover of the year 2016. Head of Sales & Marketing - (03/2011 - 07/2015) The Golden Lane Shops - Maldives Exceeded Mrf.10.2M sales for month of July 2011 in “GL” history, Coached team members to improve their skills & achieved work quality. Responsible for rebranded “GL Style” into one of the strongest sports & casual ware brands in Maldives, has been able to achieved double digits’ growth, successfully handle commercials in Dhi T/V, MNBC, Raajje Radio and adverts on Haveeru newspapers to increased the awareness. Work as a part time Consultant / Trainer for The Hawks (Pvt) Ltd, (B2B Business) in Male, Maldives - (1/11/2012-11/2//2015) Brand Manager - (02/2008 – 03/2011) Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Managed & maintained two brands, which were the Buckinghamshire new university MBA (BUCKS) & Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) status at the AMF and led colleagues and delegated teams to monitor sales. I was an active part of the team that launched "BUCKS MBA" program in Sri Lanka and monitor overall performance of the two brands. Published adverts, strategic alliances with advertising & media agencies, coordinate with head office in UK effectively build brand image in SL. Business Development. Executive. - (04/2005 – 02/ 2008) Wijeya Newspapers Ltd (WNL) An accomplished Mgt. executive for the launch of “IT Times” brand in SL. Identified innovative marketing campaigns, negotiated with major super markets to successful distribution of magazine of the in Island wide and delivered to Sri Lankan Airlines as well & increased the penetration level. Senior Marketing Executive. - (09/2003 – 04/ 2005) Leader Investment (Pvt) Ltd (Forex) Presented for real-time Forex trading advisory services to clients, ensuring they gain maximum return on investment & won customer confidence, reduced & resolved complained, ensured that all clients data was safely stored. build network with top line customers. I was an active part of the team in opening new branch office in Kandy City and led trained & motivated team to manage profitability. Chairman / Managing Director - (12/2001 – 09/2003) AMS Holdings (“SAP” Tea) Responsible for the launched “SAP” brand of tea and negotiated the longer payment terms with suppliers, reduced short expired return stock and saved money, ensured the optimal brand visibility of "SAP" tea. Improved overall penetration of “SAP” range of tea southern provincial area, suburbs of Colombo as well as some of identified super market in the country and maximized sales and streamlined the route plan. Established to worked as a Group Internal Audit Assistant at Sumathi Holdings & presented new findings to the Mgt.- (03/2000 -12/ 2001) During my career as an Audit Trainee at B.R.de Silva & Company, I have managed to visit varies types of companies - (04/1997 - 03/2000) Produced Student at St. Aloysius College – Galle, Sri Lanka (1979 – 1993)

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Kerri Foyn

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I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my last job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. I am ambitious and driven. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive toward. I’m not comfortable with settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness. I am an excellent communicator. I pride myself on making sure people have the right information because it drives better results. Most business issues stem from poor communication, so I feel a responsibility to keep everyone on the same page. I am results-oriented, constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away we are and what it will take to make it happen. I find this pressure inspiring and a great motivator for the rest of the team. I am highly organized. I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method so I’m always able to find what I need. I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track, too. I’m a people-person. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I can almost always find common ground with strangers, and I like making people feel comfortable in my presence.

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I am a fun loving guy! I am a lover of spirituality, people, animals, arts, music, philosophy, psychology, books and technology! My hometown is in Elsies River, a small community in Cape Town, where I am currently residing as well. In primary school, I was bullied for reasons which at that time I could make sense of but do now. My need to fit in helped me discover my love for chess and classical music. I was ''religiously'' brought up in the Christian tradition until it stopped serving me around 2012 completely. I was completely lost especially after my mom's passing in 2011 from which I asked the question to myself that there must be more to life than earthly wealth because I simply discovered that it doesn't bring the happiness that my parents and society told me. I knew that there must be more to life. My deep need to help my family after my mom's passing led my to cut my investment banking career in Johannesburg as a quant very short. I follow the Buddhist way life as best as I can because it help me understand the nature of my own suffering and of others. I simply hate to see people suffer. I try to help people in which ever way I can. I finished a Bsc in Mathematics and Statistics, honours in Computational Finance and an incomplete MSc. I worked as a Senior Fund Accountant mostly. I am a part-time musician and love dancing. I love people but I am more introverted. I most prefer my own company. I am too sensitive lol. I love teaching as well! I was a part-time lecturer in Statistics but I tutored maths from my second year. This also helped myself and parents. My hard work helped me to get get scholarhips to cover the rest of my studies. I worked as a barman. I am a part-time musician. Played in the Cape Town Youth Philharmonic and my music center's symphony orchestras. I love and thank all my teachers! Everyone is generally my teacher. A little more about my childhood. It was ok with the usual joyful moments and traumas. I did what my parents expected and was occasionally rewarded. I attended school in my community until my need for better education and passion for music landed me a scholarship to go to any school of my choice. This all happened in the middle of my high school career. The switch opened my eyes. Better education where suddenly from the one of the top students at my old high school to the weakest. But I was welcomed nevertheless by all! As a member of the LGBTI community, it created a loving safe space to come out to.

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Our palm collecting began some thirty years ago, when we became members of the Palm & Cycad Society of QLD. In 1987, we decided to create a nursery and called it Coast Road Palms, at the time our address was Coast Road so we went with this. A few years ago, the street name was changed to Bennett Springs Drive. We were proud of how we began, many of our old customers would remember the dusty gravel road before we had development around us. We decided to keep our business name and not change with the new street name. Planting began in 1987, even before we built our home. A cyclone fence went up, a bore was sunk, reticulation put down and the planting started. We had a lot of help from friends who volunteered (they probably thought we were crazy at the time), but they never doubted because anyone who knew my husband Lou, knew that he was a determined person who once he set his mind to things, there was no going back. I suppose it was his courage and determination that pulled us through. In 1988/89, we were hit by a severe frost that at the time almost wiped out all our stock. Many nurseries were in the same boat. We kept going, not looking back. At the time, Lou was also working full time at another work place, so he had two full time jobs going. One nightshift and one dayshift. Finally, in 1995 he made a break and decided to work full time in our nursery, by then we had developed a good clientele. Some of our original customers have remained friends and often visit and have a chat about old times and how it all began. Over the following years, we have continued planting and collecting and are still collecting today. We are always interested in something new and rare and know that although it may not grow here in Perth we are always willing to give it a go, after all it is a challenge.

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Wattleup Nursery has over 20 years of extensive knowledge and experience in the nursery business. We have a rare and beautiful Palms, Cycads and plants from around the world. Wattleup believes in personal service. We love sharing our knowledge and will happily provide you with advice and answer your queries. The stock we carry, is all tried and tested, healthy and water wise. Every garden that is designed is unique to you. Just building your new house or moved into an existing home and don’t know where to start with your garden? Your garden is a reflection of who you are but it is sometimes overwhelming when there are so many things to consider. At Wattleup we can help you get the look you want, the mood you want. We also help you create the style you want and also creating the atmosphere for a great garden.

 Listings /  Oceana/Antarctic

Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio

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People don’t grow plants. Plants grow people. That’s the way we see it. From the moment you first put your fingers into soil. Your life changes. Mind calmer. Body stronger. A little spot to call your own. At Sproutl, we believe that gardening should be open to all. Who cares if you’ve never picked up a trowel before? This is gardening made easy. To us, a garden can be as small as a windowsill, or a tiny rented patio. (Though a 1 acre plot is fine by us too.) Your first wonky carrot. Sweet peas in a jar by the bed. This is life-changing stuff. A lifelong love affair between you and nature. That starts the moment you plant something. Our Mission: to demystify gardening and make it accessible to all. We believe in gardening made easy. The best plants and products, sitting alongside advice, inspiration, easy-to-shop edits, and high profile limited edition collections. Bringing plants and products seamlessly from phone to door, in a fun and accessible way. It’s gardening for a new generation. We’re a diverse, passionate, hard-working, fun and humble team of 25+ people. We’re committed to achieving great success together, celebrating our individualism and challenging each other to go further. We leave our ego at the door, bring our curious minds to work, and trust each other to get stuff done. No two days are the same as we work to help the nation.

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I am 56 years old and love life ! and am engaged to a wonderful man and we have been together for 9 years. I have 1 son who lives in Houston, Texas with his lovely wife and my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have 1 sister who is sadly disabled. She has Motor Neuron Disease and is paralysed from the neck down. She has had this debilitating illness since 1998. I care very deeply for her and continue to walk this hard, painful journey with her. I would love to one day open up a strung of Care Homes called Mandy in honour of her. Watching your disabled sister struggle every day has been heart breaking but through this I have learnt the art of caring, giving and kindness. To be able to help and be there for those less fortunate than you is a heartwarming experience and exceptionally rewarding. My passion is travelling – I absolutely LOVE IT ! My sport is Golf and because I have such an adventurous, extrovert personality I also love a lot of other things like Boating, Fishing, Cooking, Drinking wine and socialising. The list is so long because I am always willing to try new things and experience new places. I am an extrovert in personality and love bringing out the best in people. My profession at the moment is a Key accounts Manager for a Surgical Equipment company. I have been with them for 14 years. I have vast experience in Sales and Customer service and represent my company by calling on all Hospitals – Private and Provincial throughout the entire Eastern Cape. I work with doctor’s in theatre and am skilled in the sale of Medical Equipment for Trauma, Gynie, Urology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastro-Enterology, Ultrasound etc. Prior to being a Surgical Rep I was a Medical Rep for 20 years calling on General Practioners, Pharmacists and Physicians selling Pharmaceutical Drugs. I also have experience in the setting up of Vaccine Clinics and GIT Units. My passion is service and looking after my customers. I love to make a difference in everything that I do and work hard. I love to make people smile ! I am a great organiser and get things done. I am very loyal in business and in my private life and am committed to whatever I sign up for. You will always be able to rely on me. I would say that I am a Spiritual person. I have a genuine passion for seeking out the truth of all things. and placing myself on a sacred path of self discovery. I learn every day and try to live my life with a curious, grateful heart. I believe we can all be kind if we want to be and we can all make a difference in someone’s life if we want to. I Want to make a difference in the world ! I know I can.

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In 2003, Cecilia and Grant Jefferys opened Bloomingdales Garden Centre in Durban. They wanted to provide an urban oasis for their customers that boasts a garden, an urban farm, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The Jefferys have built their business on a commitment to sustainable farming methods, good food, and a positive environment. Bloomingdales Garden Centre offers a huge variety of plants, pavers, edging, fertilizers, pots, water features, garden ornaments, They also offer landscaping services, instant lawn, and other items to help you create your dream garden.

 Listings /  Africa

Since 2004, Westville North Garden Centre has been home to an impressive collection of plants, gardening tools and supplies. This suburban garden centre located in the Westville North area is filled with everything you need to create your own little oasis. The centre boasts a range of plants and flowers, including perennials, trees and shrubs, vegetables, seedlings, and even a garden shop. In addition to plants, you'll find a selection of gardening tools. Their local roots have kept them grounded and community-focused. Westville North Garden Centre is proud to provide quality plants and products, and the highest level of customer service you’ve come to expect from a local business that has blossomed into a full-fledged Garden Center.

 Listings /  Africa

I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is not ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature.

 Members /  Greater Europe

Bromeliads Southern Africa is a plant nursery specializing in Bromeliads, owned and managed by avid Gardener, Orchid and Bromeliad collector Maggie Vergottini. The nursery is situated in the Garden Route Area of South Africa, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. The town is a popular holiday destination with great scenics and other cultural gems. If you are a bromeliad lover, you can visit us in Mossel Bay and also experience its beauty. The selling premises are in centre of Mosselbay while the cultivating tunnels are 48km west of Mossel Bay on the Vergottini’s family farm Blandsdrift where they also breed rare game. The premises is open to the public on Wednesdays but viewings can be arranged on other days by appointment.

 Listings /  Africa

Visit The Nursery situated in Mossel Bay where you will find succulents to seedlings, garden art, Fynbos, pebbles and so much more. We have great variety of strong healthy plants just waiting for you to take them home.

 Listings /  Africa

TOT U DIENS offers garden services in the whole Garden Route with it's headquarters in Mossel Bay. But what makes TOT U DIENS stand out is it is open 24 hours. TOT U DIENS offers tree felling, removal of trees. We do full garden cleanups and planting of grass. This is what one of our clients had to say "Ricardo and his team are some of the hardest working crew I've had the pleasure of working with. Come rain or shine they will get the job done and no job is too big or too small. Thanks guys for going out of your way to give my garden a make over. I highly recommend these guys." There is nothing in your garden we can't do.

 Listings /  Africa

We exist to help in the creation of lovely gardens, either by us or anyone else, for everyone to enjoy be they owners, visitors, children, grandparents or even ill-behaved pets. Those that dig up lawns can keep us in work! The roots of Capital Gardens, an independent business, go back to 1981 when a landscape business was started in Battersea. This has now grown into London’s leading independent gardening company with five garden centres, a website along with a garden maintenance business. Our garden centres are located in London at Alexandra Palace (North West London), Wandsworth (South West London) and outside London at Berkhamsted , Sherfield-on-Loddon (just north of Basingstoke) and Studley Green (north west of High Wycombe ). At the centres we strive continually to offer you a diverse and large collection of plants throughout the seasons, suited to our country’s varied climate and seasons. The goods shown on our website are for sale only through the centres. So we don’t offer goods for sale through our website but we do operate a delivery service local to our centres and for customers who may need the service each centre offers a ‘telephone order and collect service’. If you are near our centres please visit these for the goods displayed on the website but check before coming please that they are in stock. We hope your experience at Capital Gardens is productive and enjoyable – resulting from our continual efforts to provide plants and goods that offer value for money without compromising quality and a service that encourages people to visit us again. Colin, the current managing director, started the business and it rests on him and his well-established team to see that when you engage with Capital Gardens you are given the best possible help to get plants and products for the garden to enable you to keep your garden as you want it. At Capital Gardens we believe that we have a duty to adhere to good environmental practice, and operate in a sustainable manner. As lovers of plants and the environment it is only natural for us to want to reduce man’s impact wherever possible.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

1904 was a landmark year for the industry and for the business which was to become the current-day Blue Diamond Group. In it's earliest 'guise', Blue Diamond originally emerged as the Fruit Export Company in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Channel Islands. The company was created by a group of prominent local businessmen whose family links still feature today. John W. Dorey was appointed manager and his son, Percy, was company secretary. the latter proved to be the driving force of the Fruit Export Company. The company's founders displayed their business skills at an early stage when they acquired a distribution company in the UK with agents scaling the length and breadth of England. This network became the backbone of Fruit Export's success in getting tomatoes to market. A further stroke of ingenuity saw the company buy wicker baskets locally and go on to commission the manufacture of huge numbers of wooden baskets and then tomato trays. Today, Blue Diamond is recognised as a genuine Guernsey success story and continues to be owned and managed on the island with plants still at the heart of the business. Blue Diamond now employs around 3,000 people at its Head Office and 30 garden centres across the UK & Channel Islands.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

Cherry Lane Garden Centres throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Yorkshire represent a new wave of specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the Garden Centres are committed to offering best value as a matter of course. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of garden furniture, gardening clothing and footwear, gardening accessories, sheds and garden ornaments. There are specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centres at South View, Fritton and Pulham Market near Diss which stock a large range of fish as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories.

 Listings /  United Kingdom

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