Month: January 2008

A Garden Centre Revolution

The independent garden centre is constantly changing as a model. Thermafor, in their latest newsletter, reveal their view of the future garden centre. I like their thinking process and I beleive this could be a great model for future discussion. One thing is for sure, the old model in garden centre design is rapidly changing.

Contain Your Excitement

I started my working year in Seattle, the home of the sitcom “Frasier”. Apart from presenting a workshop for garden retailers in Washington State, Oregon, Utah and British Columbia I also worked for the award winning Swansons Garden Centre (Nursery Retailer Garden Centre of the Year in the U.S.A. for 2007). Swansons is situated in …

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Extreme Eating

Alot has been written about local foods in recent months. In the January edition of Time magazine, Joel Stein in his essay article took a controversial approach, it’s worth a read. Extreme Eating By Joel Stein I knew the farm-to-table movement was out of control when Chris Dodd mentioned it at a presidential campaign event …

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