Ivana Zanella, a land-lady for all her life is an incredible strong and smiling woman. Her family is from the island of Sant'Erasmo, and she lives there since she was born. She inherited her fathers farm in an incredible position surrounded by the water of the lagoon of Venice. She grows vegetables, flours, the famous purple artichokes and fruits. She is very much loved from everyone on the island and shares her precious secrets for growing such beautiful gardens.
L'orto di Elena Bermond si trova a 1700 metri, in Val di Susa su un monte sempre esposto al sole. Possiamo dire che Elena sia figlia d'arte, la sua famiglia ha tramandato il duro lavoro dei monti e tutte le attenzioni piene di saggezza che si devono alla natura affinchè produca per noi il sostentamento e il surplus. Elena gestisce l'Agriturismo e si occupa dell'orto e dei fiori coloratissimi appesi alle finestre dlle loro baite di montagna. Durante l'estate fuori dal casottino dove tiene le verdure appena raccolte, c'è sempre la coda, una coda gentile perchè le persone sono attorniate dai fiori dei vasi e perchè nel frattempo può ammirare la vista e le galline che razzolano libere nel prato. E' un duro lavoro quello dell'orto, ma i risultati sono eccellenti. Le verdure saporitissime durano a lungo. Le patate di montagna sono speciali e chi abita in città se ne porta via sacconi di 10 o 20 kg per l'inverno. Molti prodotti vanno all'agriturismo dove si consumano anche i formaggi, il burro, lo yogurt ed il latte di suo fratello Daniele che si occupa degli animali.Elena Bermond's vegetable garden is located at 1700 meters, in Val di Susa on a mountain that is always exposed to the sun. We can say that Elena is a daughter of art, her family has handed down the hard work of the mountains and all the attentions full of wisdom that are due to nature so that it can produce sustenance and surplus for us. Elena manages the Agriturismo and takes care of the vegetable garden and the colorful flowers hanging from the windows of their mountain huts. During the summer outside the shed where she keeps the freshly picked vegetables, there is always a queue, a gentle queue because people are surrounded by the flowers of the pots and because in the meantime she can admire the view and the hens scratching free in the meadow. . Gardening is hard work, but the results are excellent. Tasty vegetables last a long time. Mountain potatoes are special and those who live in the city take away big bags of 10 or 20 kg for the winter. Many products go to the farm where the cheeses, butter, yogurt and milk of his brother Daniele who takes care of the animals are also consumed.
Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo but I am currently live in South Africa ( Cape Town) about 7 years I am Married to Magalie since 2018 and we have a 2 years old girl. I am a honest, ambitious, friendly, reliable and motivated person. I’m a skilled individual who has excellent training as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). As a result, I have good knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, services, and wireless skills. I am a self-motivated person and I try to exceed my superior’s expectations with high-quality work. Being a fast learner, I quickly pick up business knowledge related to my project. An experienced and customer service with a strong interest to increase customer satisfaction and at the same time making sure all of the operations are being done properly. I believe my strengths are that I am a person who can work under a lot of stress and have excellent communication skills which enable me to handle a leadership position as wells work in a team. I care deeply about workplace professionalism. I regard myself to be a very open minded person, ready for new challenge when it comes to technology. People consider me to be a social, temperament person who does not hesitate in giving my opinion for what I think and believe in. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and it comes naturally to me to maintain a lot of relationships. I love trying new things, creating new methods, and introducing new ideas. I love watching soccer specially when Leo Messi plays, movies and playing games.
Creare tende e padiglioni dal fascino antico, esotico, a volte fiabesco, nasce dall’esigenza di conciliare la nostra passione per tempi e luoghi lontani con la concreta necessità di realizzare coperture belle da vedere ma anche solide e resistenti per creare nuovi luoghi di vita all’aperto. La ricerca stilistica e l’ispirazione concettuale di Guido Toschi Marazzani Visconti e Massimo Rausa, spazia dalle tende da guerra delle Campagne Romane, agli accampamenti medioevali per giostre e tornei, dai lussuosi padiglioni sette/ottocenteschi fino a spingersi alle suggestioni esotiche delle tende berbere del nord Africa. Nel corso degli anni abbiamo ideato numerosi modelli dalle forme e dalle dimensioni più varie, ma solo quelli che hanno dimostrato le migliori performance di affidabilità e durata sono entrati a far parte della nostra collezione permanente e brevettata. Ogni dimora possiede un fascino e un’identità propri. Il fine delle nostre creazioni è quello di integrarsi armoniosamente allo stile di ogni casa e giardino, esaltandone la bellezza e svelandone nuove possibilità abitative. Questo ci porta a creare coperture sempre nuove e personalizzate nelle forme, dimensioni e decori, seguendo i desideri e le esigenze di ogni nostro cliente. Tutte però ideate e realizzate nel segno della bellezza e della funzionalità. Non solo tende e padiglioni. Il nostro amore per l’esterno ci porta a progettare e realizzare terrazzi e giardini, treillage in legno e ferro, comodi cuscini, roulon e materassini in tessuto idrorepellente, resistenti all’umidità e alla pioggia in tutti i colori presenti in collezione e passamanerie multicolori. _________________________________________________ Designing Tents and Pavilions in an ancient, exotic, sometimes fairy-tale style, stems from our need to combine our passion for distant times and places with the need to create beautiful but useful products. Guido Toschi’ Marazzani Visconti and Massimo Rausa's design reveals a passion for the Historic and the Exotic. His work being inspired by the Lists of medieval Jousting Events, other by the Luxury Pavilions of the 17th and 18th centuries, still more by the traditional tents of North Africa’s Berber People. Over the years we have designed numerous models with the most varied shapes and sizes, but only those that have shown the best performance in terms of reliability and durability have become part of our permanent and patented collection. Every house has its own charm and identity. The purpose of our work is to harmoniously integrate with the style of each house and garden, enhancing their beauty and revealing new housing possibilities. This leads us to create new models all the time, customized in shape, size and decoration. Following the needs and desires of any customers. All however designed and built under the sign of beauty and functionality. Not only Tents and Pavilions. Our love for the outdoors leads us to design and create furnishing and accessories for terraces and gardens, treillage in wood and iron, comfortable cushions, roulons and mattresses covered in waterproof fabric, resistant to moisture and rain, customizable with stencil decorations and trimmings.
I grew up in a small farm community in the Eastern Cape. The world I knew then was only what was surrounding me; the farm, farm lands, livestock, bushes and forest and two or three other farm dweller families. That was my reality, no big cities or big townships. I never knew anything about big rivers, oceans, lots of animals, no idea of big mountains etc. When I grew up my parents moved to the city, things changed, it was a total new world. My world got so complex and vast. It was when I started visiting beaches, zoo, animal sanctuaries, visit nature reserves and botanical gardens and travelling by boats, ships and fly in aeroplanes. I am now an avid traveller, I also go for walks in the natural environments, listen to birds singing and so on. The world has so much to offer for those who grab these opportunities. As a family man I often visit with my family to city parks, nature reserves, and lots of community projects that take care of animals and the environment. I am both an environmental and social activist, and I have spent most of my life either being involved directly in the protection of fauna and flora or training those who are involved in the same. When I travel or visit other countries I visit mostly destinations that would offer natural and aesthetic beauty to tourists. I also have a huge interest in climate change as it is, among others, influenced by human behaviour, more especially air pollution. I am also interested in religion, more especially African Traditional religion. The reason for my interest in this branch of religion is because it is mostly nature based. In other words it is religion that does not separate between humans and nature. For the adherents of this religion life is one and God manifests himself through nature and therefore taking care of nature is a religious duty. As an environmental and social activist I am involved either through making financial contribution or contributing my time in community projects of different kinds. These projects would include contributing shoes to primary school learners who have no shoes, contributing money to soup kitchens for crèches and unemployed job seekers and many other projects. I am hoping to sustain these initiatives to a level where they can help more people.
Villa Silvio Pellico è il nome di un'affascinante tenuta storica, già di proprietà dei Marchesi di Barolo e utilizzata principalmente nel periodo estivo come residenza di svago. La casa padronale è stata ricostruita alla fine del XVIII secolo secondo lo stile neoclassico e gli interni sono stati adattati coerentemente al gusto estetico dell'epoca. Intorno al 1810 la Marchesa aggiunse una nuova ala in stile primo neogotico, comprendente una chiesa e un piccolo edificio quadrato a imitazione di un antico castello medievale in pietra (queste aggiunte sembrano essere il primo esempio di neogotico in Piemonte); un altro edificio fu aggiunto alla fine del XIX secolo all'ingresso della tenuta dove era posto il cancello principale in ferro. La Villa e la tenuta erano in origine una “vigna” (letteralmente “vigna”, anche se piuttosto intesa nell'antichità come “gentilhommière de plaisance”), rifugio dal caldo dell'estate torinese. Il giardino è una sintesi perfetta di modernità e classicità rivisitata. Alla morte della signora che aveva salvato il feudo e del marito, i loro eredi, non potendo mantenere il luogo come abitazione principale, decisero di venderlo ad una coppia che da decenni conoscevano come i successori ideali per assolvere all'ingombrante compito di conservazione e miglioramento. I nuovi proprietari dedicano uno sforzo costante e un impegno personale per mantenere la casa e il giardino in ottime condizioni, sperando che le generazioni future possano vedervi tutta la bellezza che è stata via via creata da un'intelligente miscela di molteplici ispirazioni culturali. Un giardino classico disposto su una varietà di livelli, il progetto di Page per Villa Silvio Pellico, nel nord Italia, dimostra la sua notevole capacità di perfezionare il suo design in base al sito. È stato trovato un disegno a matita e matita colorata su carta, sebbene non datato, è probabile che sia il primo progetto per Silvio Pellico nella collezione dell'archivio Page. Nel complesso, il design è vicino a quello di RP/1/10/27/5. In entrambi, l'idea di Page di organizzare il giardino su due assi è a posto, ma in questi primi disegni l'enfasi è sull'asse nord-sud. Una vasca rettangolare centrale è fiancheggiata da due giardini laterali a est e a ovest. L'idea di utilizzare una scala per collegare la casa con il giardino inferiore è già in atto. Il giardino che circonda la Villa è stato progettato all'inizio del XIX secolo “à l'anglaise”, per adeguarsi ai dolci declivi intorno alla casa padronale: prospettive, passaggi e piccole “allées” segnate da topiari di tasso e bosso e opere in pietra sono state poi creato in sintonia con la moda pittoresco-romantica che ispirò la maggior parte dei paesaggisti del periodo. Due giganteschi cedri del Libano si stagliano lungo l'ingresso della Villa e si dice che abbiano più di quattro secoli. __________________________________________________ Villa Silvio Pellico is the name of a charming historical estate, formerly owned by the Marquess of Barolo and mostly used in summertime as a leisure lodge. The main house has been rebuilt at the end of the XVIIIth century in accordance with the neoclassic style and the interiors were fitted consistently with the aesthetic taste of the time. Around 1810 the Marchioness added a new wing in the early neogothic style, encompassing a church and a small square building imitating a stony old medieval castle (these additions appear to be the first example of neogothic in Piedmont); another building was added at the end of the XIXth century at the entrance of the estate where the main iron gate was placed. The Villa and the estate was originally a “vigna” (literally a “vineyard”, though rather intended in the old times as a “gentilhommière de plaisance”), a refuge from the heat of the Turin summer. The garden is a perfect synthesis of modernity and revisited classicism. When the lady who saved the estate and her husband died, their heirs, unable to keep the place as a main dwelling, decided to sell it to a couple that they have known for decades as the ideal successors to fulfill the cumbersome task of preservation and improvement. The new owners devote constant effort and personal commitment to keep house and garden in excellent condition, hoping that future generations will be able to see in it all the beauty that has been gradually created out of an intelligent blend of versatile cultural inspirations. A classical garden arranged across a variety of levels, Page’s design for Villa Silvio Pellico, demonstrates his remarkable ability to perfect his design, according to the site. A pencil and coloured pencil drawing on paper was found, although undated, it is likely to be the earliest plan for Silvio Pellico in the Page archive collection. Overall, the design is close to that of RP/1/10/27/5. In both, Page’s idea of arranging the garden across two axes is in place, but in these earlier drawings the emphasis is on the north-south axis. A central rectangular pool is flanked by two side gardens to the east and west. The idea of using a staircase to link the house with the lower garden is already in place. The garden surrounding the Villa was designed at the beginning of the XIXth century “à l’anglaise”, to conform to the gentle slopes around the main house: perspectives, passages and small “allées” marked by yew and box topiaries and stone works were then created in keeping with the picturesque-romantic fashion that inspired most of the landscape designers of the period. Two gigantic Lebanon cedars loom along the entrance way to the Villa and are said to be more than four centuries old.
I was born in Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), South Africa. I’m an outgoing person who is both introverted and extroverted depending who I’m with. I enjoy meeting and interacting with new people because I believe this is how you learn and grow as a person. I’m forever looking for new adventures or challenges. I’m a go-getter, never afraid to fail because we learn more from our failures and build character from them. I enjoy the outdoors especially hiking, which has exposed me to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in South Africa. I also love taking game drives and explore our nature especially the animals in their natural habitats. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of my country. Hopefully one day I’ll travel the world, meet different people and get to experience diverse cultures and cuisines. I had dreams of becoming a medical doctor but due to financial difficulties I settled for a National Diploma in Biomedical Technology. At least I got to work in the medical environment with doctors and other medical personnel for about 5 years. I realised that working in a laboratory was not suitable for my personality because I love people, I enjoy interacting with different people. I enrolled for a Diploma in Marketing and that led me to the pharmaceutical industry where I combined both my medical background and the marketing qualification. I worked in Sales and Marketing departments. I also had the opportunity to turn my passion for fashion into a business adventure and started my online clothing store which was a very exciting and challenging adventure. I learned a lot about importing and e-commerce. When motherhood happened and I took a break to become a stay home mom. I got involved in fitness and nutrition business. I realised that the entrepreneurship bug has got me and needed to empower myself to avoid mistakes I made in my previous business adventures, that is when I decided to register for a BCom degree in entrepreneurship via Unisa, which what I’m currently busy with. I hope one day I will be able to own a farm as risk of food security is at a country level. Many countries are experiencing high inflation at retail level, reflecting the shortage of supply due to COVID-19 measures and other factors like global warming. Agricultural development is critically important to improve food security and nutrition. I’m excited about the future and learning more in this university of life.