Last Saturday, the day before Mother's Day in Holland, the Fancy Fair should have taken place at Florensis. This plant market is organized every year for charity and is always very well attended. Due to the coronavirus they unfortunately had to cancel it this year. Two months earlier, however, they had already filled 2,000 sponsored Grow & Go pots with young plants, which were now in full bloom in the greenhouse ready to be sold and make people happy. Regina Dinkla of Florensis says: “Alternatively, we have organized a sales action via the network of our employees and the Facebook followers of our Florensis Roparun team. With great success all baskets were sold out in a few days and we raised €12,000 for the Roparun Foundation and our charity projects in Kenya and Ethiopia!” Desch, sponsor of the hanging pots, made a nice video of the action:
For three years in a row, Desch has been a sponsor of 2,000 Grow & Go pots for the Florensis Fancy Fair. The pots with a unique watering system are produced at the production location Desch Epla in Ter Aar (NL). Just like last year, these Grow & Go pots are specially made from Post Consumer Waste (PCW) plastic, which the consumer offers separately as household waste plastic. In addition to the 120 colours that are possible, you can now choose from almost 20 new PCW colours.
“With the beautiful plant combinations from Florensis and the special Grow & Go hanging pot, the consumer can enjoy the entire summer! In this way we are happy to make our annual contribution to the Roparun Foundation and the special projects that Florensis is doing in Africa for the population around their local production locations”, Kees Waqué concludes with satisfaction.
As part of sustainability, Florensis considers it important to contribute to the international society. Florensis supports multiple charities and organizations. Every year, a number of Florensis employees commit themselves 100% to organize a colourful Fancy Fair. At this big event, consumers can purchase first-class plant material at affordable prices. In addition to young plants ("plugs") and self-filled hanging baskets, they also sell cut flowers and a wide variety of ‘grown’ plants. For most part, these plants are donated by suppliers and customers of Florensis. The entire proceeds go to the Roparun Foundation and the charity projects in Kenya and Ethiopia at production locations.
Florensis plans to hold the next Fancy Fair at their location in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (NL) on Saturday 8 May 2021.
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