“We are at a turning point”: Interview with Manuel Rucar from Chlorosphere

Manuel Rucar © Chlorosphere

French trend consultancy Chlorosphere is specialized in the garden, plant, floral, landscape and outdoor sectors. The consultancy’s team is composed of watchmen who scan everything that is new on the market. Manuel Rucar, manager of the company, is jury member for this years trend show at spoga+gafa. We talked with him about the latest trends in outdoor design

Service for planners: The Practical Garden Day at spoga+gafa

“Garden of the Year 2018”: Garden from the 1950s, redesigned by Koch+Koch landscape gardeners © Koch+Koch Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekten

spoga+gafa 2018 invites garden planners and entrepreneurs to Cologne for a half-day Practical Garden Day. On 3 September, five high quality speakers will hold lectures on current industry themes ranging from designing with shrubs and trees to construction planning law in private gardens.

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.

“Lightness is gaining significance”: An interview with Jürgen Schuster (Garten-und-Freizeit.de)

Jürgen Schuster © Garten-und-Freizeit.de

As the operator of the online portal Garten & Freizeit, Jürgen Schuster is an acknowledged expert within the green industry. At the coming spoga+gafa, he will be one of the jury members of the Trend Show at the international garden trade fair. We talked to him about new developments in furniture design and the retail trade as well as his own outdoor area.