CV of Mr. Sandro Cafolla t/a Design By Nature:
Sandro Cafolla has worked as a 'self educated' self-employed horticulturist and wildflower grower, sustainable ecosystem designer since 1970.
If your are thinking of including me on your team, my experience include Sales, Marketing, Innovation, Project Management and Training,
Self taught IT Skills: Digital Camera & Publishing
I have worked in all aspects
of the nature conservation trading as Design By Nature. I am well known as an innovator and have established many downstream areas of trade in the Horticulture industry.
Currently my business is commercial wildflower growing and I am considered an expert in establishing native ecosystems from our products.
The Government of Ireland: I have been employed
or acted as free consultant to many national projects, or supplied product and advice to:
NDP, NPWS, Duchas, OPW, An Foras Forbirtha. DAF, DAFF, DAFFnF, ESB, Bord Gáis, Coillte, Irish Waterways, D.O.E. VEC. FAS. INTO, Bord Gas
Works include Roadside projects, parks, and other major works some of which are not listed
below, instead, links are provided to the appropriate page.
The NRA is aware of our work, Technical paper and project designs are presented where we worked on a project team.
Public Sector Customers over 20 years: range from QVC TV to Many Irish Garden Centres, from
Schools to Kew Gardens, from Vodafone to the New York Irish Hunger Memorial Garden. In that time I developed entirely new processes, new products, and introduced thousands to horticulture to through public trade shows.
All Ireland's leading Landscape Contractors and Architects are customers and many often regularly purchases from DBN. We have provided our 'Educat' services to many firms and agencies, to assist in growing our products and managing the landscape for nature.
Currently our wildflower seed mixture for a green roof was chosen by The Eden project in 2009, we estimate this wildflower roof garden will be a very difficult invasion of the English Countryside. as it was deemed our species we the most local providence available for the product. I did resist, but Eden insisted, so I supplied them.
Web Site: This web site is entirely designed by
Design By Nature CV - Recent Major Projects
Visit page Read all about it
Visit page Wildflowers Gardens Open to the Public
Visit page Local Authority
Visit page Wildflowers on Roadsides
Visit page Private Customers
2012: Supplied seed to parks in Dublin Areas, Fingal
and Limerick. Supplied design advice and seeds to parks, roads, community
projects. Very poor harvest year, wet weather destroyed many crops.
Conservation works for private clients includes Tuam Waterworks, as
design, seed and plant supplier.
2011: Great seed harvest year,
2011: 27/07 wildflower open day, DBN open field crops up
for public viewing www.wildflowers.ie-internal Index
2010: Supply of Seed To Fingal, South Dublin and many
other Co Councils.
2010 other works of note:
Belvedere house garden talks
Doonbeg golf course
Dublin zoo seed and plant supply
Seed supply to Mr Middleton mail order gardening
Castletown House, wildflower meadows
Limerick City Council wildflower meadows
Landtech soils, roof garden mixtures
Waterford Co Co. Dungarven landfill seed supply
2009: DBN helps establish Quickcrop with advice, they even copied our seed mats.
2009: Seed supplied to Waterways Ireland
2009: Moate of Ardscull park, is regarded as the best wildflower meadow of '09.
2009: DBN was awarded grant aid assistance from Bord Bia, (formally board Glás). The Award was for a small grant towards web development and marketing.
2009: Seed supply To WEE Energy recycling Project
2008: DBN sows largest roadside to date in Ireland for N8 Cullahill to
Cashel. Finds rare annual Chamomile and Cornflower growing on disturbed
soil on roadside, seed is collect and re-propagated, vigour of both
species very poor
2008: DBN supplies Post Bank seed giveaway
2008: DBN sows NPWS esker Ridge Banagher, SSI, highely specilist conservation works
2007. DBN starts constructing phase 3 of our new web site.
2006. DBN finishes its new seed house.
2006. DBN completes the first stage of the layout of 14
acres of landscape gardens at Ballintubbert House and Heritage Gardens, Co
2006. DBN Supplies and landscapes St Johns Wood,
Stradbally, Co Waterford, a housing estate of thatched cottages.
2005. DBN Supplies Seed and advice to Kilkenny Bypass, and Flood
2005. DBN Supplies Seed to Kerry earth project
2005. DBN Supplies Design To Nano Nagle centre, Limerick.
2005. DBN Supplies Seed to UCD Belfield, Reed bed trials.
2005. DBN Supplies Seed to Newbridge Tidy Town
2005. DBN Supplies Seed and advice to Tymon Park, Co. Dublin.
2005. DBN supplies Elma Fenton with Flora for Chelsea
2004. DBN supplies seed to Sligo by-pass.
2004: DBN Supplies 2nd phase to M50 Motorway,
2004. DBN Supplies Seed to Blarney Castle
2004. Best New Product. Kildare growers trade show.
2003: DBN supplies wildflower seed mixtures to South
Sandro address INTO teachers
conference on Children and the Environment.
2003: DBN supplies, Plants
to Kew Gardens Biodiversity Garden.
2003: DBN supplies seeds to Huston
DBN supplies flora for a
meadow for E.P.A.
Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown, Co Wexford.
DBN supplies flora for Knockranny Castle
Hotel, Westport. Co Mayo,
DBN supplies flora for St Bridits Garden, Due open 2004,
DBN supplies flora for Duchas Newgrange,
National Heritage Centre.
2003 DBN supplies seeds for Muskerry Golf Course,
DBN supplies flora for Coolmore Stud,
2002: Year 2002 is the worst weather year for harvesting seeds,
since the start up of DBN in 1990, yet we won another harvest.
DBN supplies flora for Millennium
Industrial Park, Naas.
DBN contracted to supply Luas
line with site specific native local flora.
DBN supplies flora for Knocksink
DBN supplies flora for Ferrybank,
Cliff top planting in Waterford.
DBN start work on SEM50
collecting native flora and sowing embankments.
DBN supplies Duchas /
Battle of the Boyne Field Second phase of project started
June 2002 DBN attends opening of Irish
Hunger Memorial Garden, to which we supplied advice, plants and
seeds New York Times
2002 DBN supplies flora for
Muskerry Golf Course
Sandro address INTO teachers
conference on Children and the Environment
DBN supplies flora for Belleek
Castle, Co Mayo
DBN supplies flora for research project for UCD
DBN supplies flora for Landfill
site at Powerstown. Carlow.
March 01 2002: DBN launches
most recent update:
See press releases No: 1
and DBN create new trade agreement and end of joint venture
DBN on a Global Scale
DBN supplied wildflowers for the Award winning Celtic garden at The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower show 2002
2002; Re-Awarded Contract to Supply QVC TV St.
Patrick's Day Irish Sales Day for 4th year in a row. QVC TV THE WORLDS LARGEST RETAILER
2002: Supplier to Battery Park City Irish Memorial Hunger Garden
2001 update. ARLES National School wins National Schools gardening competition. DBN are the designers
of the main feature in the school
2000 -2001; Sandro writes chapters in many publications such as Landscaping Landfill sites for the
2000 DBN supplies seed for
Cabinteely Park;s - New wildflower meadow
2001 AND 2002: Client; Duchas: Supply seed mix for the Battle of the Boyne Heritage Fields
2001; Re-Awarded Contract to Supply QVC TV St.
Patrick's Day Irish Sales Day for 3rd year in a row. QVC TV THE WORLDS LARGEST RETAILER
2001: Client; Duchas: Supplier of National Annual Gene Bank Seed Collections to
National Park, Annual Gene Bank
2001 Client; Duchas: Supply seed mix for Dundalk seaside
reclamation and road project
2000; Client; Maynooth Fisheries. Sow pond edges plants and seed, Site
Submissions; Green 2000, D.A.F.
/ Biodiversity, Cornflower Response.
2000: RTE Nationwide feature on business activities.
2000: Re-Awarded Contract to Supply QVC TV St.
Patrick's Day Irish Sales Day for 2nd year in a row. QVC TV THE WORLDS LARGEST RETAILER
1999: Full page feature Cork/Irish Examiner for the launch of the first Mallow Garden festival. DBN attended many garden festivals in the late 1990's
1999: Willow Design and DBN. Awarded Contract to Supply QVC TV St.
Patrick's Day Irish Sales Day . QVC TV THE WORLDS LARGEST RETAILER.
Bord Bia (Horizons Food Marketing Trade Show 1997, with Images to represent Irelands 4 Billion food trade)
1997; Assisted European runner up 'Schools Wildlife Garden Project' with Cabinteely Girls School.
1997: Radio 1 Science and Technology Program on DBN and our roll in the business of Biodiversity.
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activities pre 1996
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