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In the garden with: Anna Hackstein (IVG)

Anna Hackstein – Photo: IVG

Anna Hackstein is Managing Director of Industrieverband Garten (IVG) e.V. / Industry Garden Association since September 2017. The business administration graduate has been working for the IVG since 2015 and was initially responsible for the Marketing and Communications section, before taking over responsibility for managing the association originally on a provisional basis in the spring of 2017. The association currently unites just under 140 member-companies of the garden industry and its core competences lie in providing information, networking, PR work and lobbying.

Grilling in winter: The trend is ongoing

There is no longer a winter break for many barbecue fans. – Photo: Roesle

Delicious steaks, crispy chicken wings or simply just grilled sausages – this has long since not been restricted to the summer months. For around five to six years more and more BBQ fans have been pursuing their passion in the ice and snow here in Germany. Those, who thought this fashion would be over in a flash, were mistaken. Standing in front of a BBQ in temperatures around zero to prepare a sumptuous meal has become a special experience for many people and thus there is no longer a winter break for them.

Hans Müller (Helix) is Entrepreneur of the Year

Hans Müller, Director of Helix Pflanzen GmbH and Helix Pflanzensysteme GmbH – Photo: Helix

The best of the best in the green industry were distinguished with the TASPO Awards at a great gala in Berlin end of October 2017. The title “Entrepreneur of the Year” went to the innovative and environmentally-conscious master gardener, Hans Müller, Director of Helix Pflanzen GmbH and Helix Pflanzensysteme GmbH. spoga+gafa is official partner of the TASPO Awards.

3 questions for: Andreas Löwer (Löwer GmbH)

Andreas Löwer (2nd f.t.l.) at the TASPO Award 2017 – Photo: de Andreas Schwarz / taspoawards.de

The best of the best in the green industry were distinguished with the TASPO Awards in 17 categories in total at a big gala in Berlin at the end of October 2017. TASPO is Germany’s magazine for the green market. The spoga+gafa Award “Entrepreneur-run Garden Centre of the Year” went to the family business Löwer.