Nigel Clarke, with his wife Ross, is the owner of Queux Plant Centre on the island of Guernsey. The main objective of the Centre is to work with the community to create a floral Guernsey. Nigel is passionate about the community in which is lives – he started and runs the nonprofit ecological project, Green Legacy Guernsey, in order to re-forest the island.
Nigel’s experience and expertise in allergy friendly plants has led him to collaborate with many individuals and organisations around the world and he is a well known name within this field.
Nigel’s commitment and passion to the environment and to his community has been recognised over the years with awards such as the Joc Watts award in 2012 for outstanding contribution to Floral Guernsey, teaching adults and children on the value of plants and the benefits of a Floral Island. In June 2013 Nigel, on behalf of Green Legacy Guernsey, was presented with the Insurance Corporation environmental award for his children’s workshops and educational garden .
Nigel insists that credit for the LOtC Lifetime Achievement award for Excellence & Innovation for teaching outside the classroom, as well as the Society for Allergy Friendly Environmental (SAFE) Gardening Educator of the Year award, must go to his wife Ross. Ross has filled the many holes left in his business with time spent with children’s workshops, learning outside the classroom and allergy friendly planting.
To get in touch please email Nigel on: [email protected]
|Thomas L. Ogren
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