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In the garden with: Dr. Peter Wüst (BHB)

Dr. Peter Wüst – Photo: BHB

Dr. Peter Wüst has been the Managing Director of the Retailers’ Association for Building, Home Improvement and Gardens e.V. (BHB) since 2010. The trade association represents the interests of the trading companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as further companies from the DIY sector, the industry and service sector. Via its membership in the European DIY Retail Association (EDRA), the BHB is active throughout Europe.

In the garden with: Franca Mangiameli (Nutritionist and author)

Franca Mangiameli – Photo: systemed

In the autumn of 2018 “Das große LOGI-Grillbuch“ (The big LOGI BBQ book) by Franca Mangiameli will be out as a paperback. The certified nutritionist wrote the book together with her colleague, Heike Lemberger. She already previously published several cooking books on the theme low-carb. Furthermore, TV viewers know her as a nutrition expert from various dieting shows (“BigDiet” and “Diät-Duell”) or from health journals.

In the garden with: Martin Brandt (Magazine MOTORIST)

Martin Brandt – Photo: V. Reis

Martin Brandt has been the Chief Editor of the trade magazine “MOTORIST – Technik für Garten und Landschaft” (Technology for the garden and landscape) since May 2018. The magazine is published six times a year and targets the specialised retailers that sell motorised garden tools and who offer services and repairs for the machines. The focal themes of the publication are market overviews on alternating groups of appliances including market figures and trends, reports on the trade and manufacturers as well as trade fair reports. We talked to Mr Brandt about his new position.

In the garden with: Heribert Wettels (Gardena)

Heribert Wettels – Photo: A. Riemer

Innovative technologies and smart solutions for outdoor lighting, lawn care and irrigation will once again in 2018 be the focus of the IVG Power Place AKkku and the Smart Gardening World at spoga+gafa. Due to the huge success last year, the presentation area of the themed islands has indeed been expanded by around 50 percent. The company Gardena is also on board again this year. In the run-up to the trade fair we spoke with Heribert Wettels, Director Public Relations at Gardena (Husqvarna Group), about the development of the market and about his own garden.

“Harmony with the environment”: An interview with Jeannette Altherr

Jeannette Altherr © Lievore Altherr

Together with Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr heads one of the most renowned design agencies in Spain. The graduate product and industry designer from Barcelona is a member of the jury for this year’s trend show at spoga+gafa. We talked with her about the various requirements of outdoor design, inspirations from nature and special furniture qualities.