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In the garden with: Klaus Peter Teipel (research & consulting)

Klaus Peter Teipel – Photo:

Klaus Peter Teipel is an expert for the market segments DIY and handymen, house and garden as well as for the entire living market sector. He has been supporting both national and international companies from the trade and industry for over 20 years regarding market analytical and strategic questions, but also with the development of concepts and strategies. In addition to his research and consulting activities, in his capacity as a proven industry specialist, he is a sought-after speaker at many congresses and events.

Grey Mint, Romance 3.0 and recycling mix – What can we look forward to in 2018?

Trend observer Aafje Nijman – Photo:

The Dutch trend observer Aafje Nijman is primarily interested in flowers, plants and gardens. Together with Anet van Haaster, she runs the agency “Nijman + van Haaster”. Taking trend analyses as the starting point, new concepts are developed here for various national and international actors of the green industry. We spoke with Nijman about the trends of the still new year.

In the garden with: Lutz Kosack (“The edible city”)

Dr. Lutz Kosack – Photo: Stadtverwaltung Andernach

Urban agriculture, the cultivation of crop plants in the city, is currently a topic worldwide. An increasing number of urban gardeners want to grow their own vegetables and start-up companies are experimenting with determining how one can cultivate lettuce and cucumbers, etc. on roofs and on factory floors. A pioneering role in this movement is played by the small town of Andernach on the Rhine, Germany. In 2010 they started planting vegetable gardens and fruit trees in public green spaces in keeping with the motto “The edible city” (“Die essbare Stadt”). Co-initiator of the project was Dr. Lutz Kosack from the Urban Planning Office. He is also a lecturer at the University of Bonn at the Institute for Crop Plant Sciences and Resource Protection.

The Gardens of the World – the center of international garden and landscape artistry in Berlin

The English Garden was designed by the Austin-Smith:Lord office. Among others, a thatched cottage, a rose garden, a kitchen garden characterized by shrubs and an orchard can be found on six hectares of space. – Photo: Grün Berlin GmbH

In the summer of 2017 the International Horticultural Exposition (IGA) was staged in Berlin. The “Gardens of the World” (Gärten der Welt), which previously already existed in the district Marzahn-Hellersdorf were integrated into the exhibition. Following the necessary dismantling work after the IGA, the “Gardens of the World” opened their doors again in December 2017.