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sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant powers up

A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa's first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national grid, cutting the carbon emissions associated with oil-powered generation.The Gorge Farm Energy Park in Naivasha produces 2 megawatts (MW) of electricity — more than enough.....

Teun Valstar

Dutch tropical pot plant grower discusses sustainable cultivation of calathea

In the coming weeks at Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with tropical pot plant grower Teun Valstar:What do you specialize in?We.....

Isle of Man nursery to use green energy

Douglas Council greenhouses are now even greener, thanks to a new renewable energy heating system that has recently been installed.The borough can now cosset its chrysanthemums and nurture its nasturtiums using warmth provided by a new air source heat pump in the greenhouses at its Ballaughton.....

How Kenya became a geothermal superpower

Kenya is a global superpower of the flower trade, and Oserian, one of the largest fair-trade flower farms in the country, is a major reason why.The company's 200-hectare site on Lake Naivasha produces 700,000 flowers each day, which are exported across the world.Oserian is also leading change in the.....

A plant-covered skyscraper is growing in Singapore

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So, WOHA Architects designed the sustainable 30-story Oasia Hotel Downtown, presenting a green vision for better tropical towers. Plants creeping across the facade and several.....

Two Dutch chrysanthemum growers start with Next Generation Growing

The Dutch chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen will apply the Next Generation Growing. Technokas has been asked to install the necessary climate installations in both nurseries.Two years ago, the greenhouse of Uffelen was designed and built by Technokas. The Chrysanthemum nursery is therefore, to a.....

Frans Bunnik, Bunnik Plants:

“When it comes to energy, you never stop learning as a grower”

Fossil fuels are becoming scarce. This observation is forcing many greenhouse horticulturists to adjust their energy management and to consider alternatives. Potted plant specialists Bunnik Plants of Bleiswijk are well ahead of this trend. For over 20 years, the company has been getting its heat from the.....

February 8-9, Shropshire

Impact of Brexit on UK renewable energy policy debated

The effect of Brexit on the UK’s renewable and low carbon energy policy will be outlined by the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben - chairman of the committee on climate change, at the Energy Now Expo next February 8 & 9 2017.A key note speaker at the event, Lord Deben was the former minister for.....