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1 September 2022
Grower report: Stolk-Flora

Phalaenopsis grower Jan Stolk feels very deeply that we have to take good care of each other and the planet we share. Many years ago, he put up a banner in his company that read, “Respect for the earth. Respect for people.” What once began with a banner eventually led to ‘Your Natural Orchid’. I wanted to know the background to this wonderful brand,

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6 April 2022
BLOG: Van der Burg nursery

The Van der Burg Nursery only grows one type of plant; the Aloe vera. Make no mistake however, there’s more to this unusual plant and very special company than meets the eye! For example, it may well be the youngest company in the Netherlands. Find out more in this inspiring interview with Freek Weststein.   Why do you specialise in Aloe vera? ‘We changed

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9 March 2022
BLOG: interview with Evert Thielen

I’m 54 years old, and I have a 26-year-old son and a 28-year-old daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy Rotterdam, the beautiful city where I live. You’d be right to say that I appreciate the good life, as I’m a fan of good food and nice drinks with family and friends.   I’ve already been the director of Javado for more than a decade. The years have flown by, partly

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16 February 2022
BLOG: Grower Fruithof

You may have heard of “De Fruithof”,  as our webshop menu has a separate tile for this grower. This nursery specialises in fruit trees and plants for garden centres. The owner jokingly calls himself a fruit-freak. At the nursery I was given an afternoon of lessons in fruit trees, in fact I really only had to ask one question: Who is Wim Kersten?   ‘I’m 51 years

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25 January 2022
BLOG: interview with our colleague Marijke

Time flies; it’s already been 16 years since I started working at Javado. I remember it very well. We used to work in a smaller building than the current one, where I was a switchboard operator and receptionist, and used to prepare invoices. In those days, we used to send printed invoices at the end of each working day, and the truck drivers would collect them from

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