The trade fair week, last week, started in a sportive way for Colours of Nature. A couple of growers and employees of the mini gerbera cooperation got on their bicycles Wednesday morning the 6th of November and cycled to the Dutch town of Aalsmeer.
Whereas most exhibitors where stuck in traffic on the first morning of the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair, a number of growers and employees of Colours of Nature did things a bit differently this year. Dressed in brand new windbreakers, they faced the cold and traveled to Aalsmeer on their bicycles. A special action to draw attention to the sustainability the company focuses on, and healthy as well.
Finish line on the exhibition floor, images provided by: Gerard-Jan Vlekke Photography
"World’s most sustainable gerberas"
It should become clear to the visitors of the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair right away: Colours of Nature cultivates the most sustainable gerberas in the world. “It is being communicated in a big way at our stand. After all, we do everything we can to handle energy, water, and produce in a better and smarter way”, the corporation states.
"For instance, we use CO2 as a residual product from OCAP. We store the water that we reuse for cultivation, and we use a CHP. We are also working with a DENoX (flue gas cleaner) to decrease our nitrogen emissions and use geothermal heat. Colours of Nature has also been using biological control agents for years. What the cooperation is doing in the field of environmental-, quality- and social aspects can be seen by their recently obtained MPS certificates. During the trade fair week, Colours of Nature experienced a first: they were the first cut flower grower to be handed the Chain of Custody (GlobalGAP CoC Standard) certificate."