Life without an organic box delivery service never existed for me. During my childhood and youth on the Schniedershof farm in Wachtendonk on the Lower Rhine, my parents’ farm was always omnipresent. Making hay, looking after the pigs, chickens and kitchen, packing organic boxes for a small tip, playing shopping in the farm shop and, of course, admiring and looking after the cute puppies and kittens … we were allowed to enjoy this and much more as children. Since I was also interested in office work, after 13 years of Waldorf school and 8 months of voluntary service in Ghana, it was obvious to study something in this direction: ‘Rethinking Business’-Business Studies at Alanus University. But even then, I was more interested in the artistic and philosophical subjects of the general studies than the business topics. Nevertheless, I gained valuable experience at my practical partner dm-drogeriemarkt and worked for 2 years in the branch in Dormagen as deputy branch manager after my studies. But since the assortment there did not interest me much, I decided to make the switch from LieSe to PC-Gärtner in my parents’ company in 2015. Until 2018, I was responsible for the packing station, contact person and developer for all topics concerning PC-Gärtner.
I was drawn to new paths again: a study to become a Waldorf class teacher in Stuttgart. I have now paused this during the Corona period, am doing training in choaching and healing, and am contributing my knowledge of PC-Gärtner in support, at training sessions and again in my parents’ business.
After growing up on a farm in the Lüneburg Heath, my eyes turned to the world abroad for a while after school and finally to Marburg to study.
As a geographer, you learn not to go into too much detail, but to keep your eye on the essentials.
That made many tasks easier in my later job in a small tourist agency. There I was already dealing with the design of websites with different systems.
In 2018, after my maternity leave with my two children, I joined the marketing team of Bosshammersch Hof. In the meantime, I started working at 360ff and mainly work on planning and support for our NEOS package.
I enjoy following the creative process and working in a cool sector to create something new.
Today it’s Erika who introduces herself.
I was born in Neuwied am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate, where I also completed an artisan’s apprenticeship. However, I moved to Hessen after internships in Reutlingen during my textile technology studies, as well as to Bavaria and Thuringia. There I started a family with my husband and after my family time I arrived in Ökokiste Boßhammersch Hof.
Having taken a year’s break, I have been working there since 2010.
In the beginning, I was part of packaging and the farm’s shop, then customer service and purchasing.
Since 2015, I have been working in the marketing department, where I provide my knowledge as a PC Garden user mainly in the management of articles and mailings as well as in the support of serial mail via the Neos template.
Now it’ s Katja’ s turn:
“I was a paleontologist originally but I mutated through my passion for cooking, photography, design, writing and ecological gardening. First the Boßhammersch Hof was my new home, where I was able to participate in the implementation of the then new online shop and later in the design of the current website. In addition, I developed cooking boxes, took fruit and vegetables in front of the lens and took a look at the area of social media.
Since November 2018, I have been working for 360ff UG, where I share my accumulated know-how in the areas of social media content, online shop design, marketing and recipe boxes.
The genuine values of the organic business and above all really valuable organic products are a matter close to my heart. Therefore, I am looking forward to work with our team to develop the “Best” of the organic industry with our respective interests and focuses”.
I am pleased to introduce myself as a new member of the PC Garden team. My name is Florian, I am 28 years old and I work as a programmer in close collaboration with Erhard and Simon.
I had my first experiences with computers very early on and I am still fascinated by technology.
My first programming experience was at school, and I earned my first salary as a programmer at Krones AG in Freising as a VBA developer.
I’ve known PCG and the Schönegge family for many years, and the development of this project in Meilendorf is remarkable to me.
Cordial greetings from Bavaria!
“I am Ralf, I am 47 years old and have been part of the PC Gärtner GmbH team since the beginning of 2017.
Before joining PC Gärtner, I worked for many years in an office equipment company in customer service. In addition, I worked as a robot programmer in the automotive industry for two years.
The first contacts with PCG were during my free time in a regional organic boxes business, as a part-time driver. Since then I have been responsible for IT and telecommunications in this business.
My work for PC Garden focuses mainly on:
- Hardware and IT Infrastructure consulting
- Support for the connection of devices for the PCG module Shop on the farm, the packing module and the PLU scale
- Collaboration with the telephone assistance service
I live with my family in Glauchau (Saxony). In my spare time I like to go on excursions with my two children (14 and 16 years old) and my wife. We do hiking, climbing and cycling. In the family there are also about 30 rabbits, 7 chickens, 15 goldfish and 2 gerbils”
It’s Erhard’s turn:
The origins of PC Garden as you know it today have been set as early as 1990 and the actual and large project began with the cultivation planning within organic agriculture. In addition to my work in IT and software development and the management of the employees of PCG, I am a horticulturist who works with heart and soul.
My family and I are based in the Hallertau where enjoy the offspring and the fresh wind that seven grandchildren bring with them. This also makes us aware of how important local political commitment is so that the region continues to be worth living in. For example, I am actively involved in the local energy revolution. Furthermore, we do not only offer vegetables in the farm shop and by delivery service, but also workplaces to support people with disabilities as well as a kindergarten.
I’m celebrating a special birthday soon. This is a great opportunity to take a retrospective view, happy with what has grown both professionally and privately. I am aware of challenges and they occupy me. Looking ahead, I’d like to express the wish and the intention to keep on working with fun and energy for the region and the further development of our common project. Yes, and great-grandchildren would also be nice 🙂
Today Katrin will introduce Charly and Brita.
Hallo, liebe Leut! is the original greeting in the newsletter of the Firsching’s. They approach their customers so directly when it comes to their own delivery business, the Bosshammersch-Hof. In the 22 years of its existence, this company has become a reference in the organic box business and this is thanks to both of them. In a good division of labour they manage a team of meanwhile 50 employees.
Both of them are graduate farmers and decided to open their own family business in Hessen near Marburg. Since their children grew up, they have increased the team at Bosshammersch-Hof.
PCGarden customers also know Charly as he represents the PCG team at trade fairs and within the organisation in particular. He gives advice for PCG and for services related to it. This included training and consulting for an optimal business process in the company, for which Brita and Charly are available, as well as recently also consulting for the shop and social media area. They are so clever!
Hi, my name is Rakel, I’m 39 years old and I’ve been part of the PCG team for the last year. After graduating in Tourism I spent more than a decade travelling and working across Europe (Barcelona, Italy, France, Scotland, Finland). When I returned to Spain I met an association of organic farmers. In 2016 we set up a cooperative with online sale of organic boxes in which I managed the invoicing, the warehouse, I organized packing and delivery and I took care of the customer service, using PCG and Ökobox online for a year and a half.
After translating the software into French, I give telephone assistance to French and Hispanic companies that use it.
I live with my children, my cat and my terrapin in Granada, a beautiful city in the south of Spain. In my leisure time I like running, hiking, play with my kids and recently I started skateboarding!
Today Bob introduces himself as part of this set.
Having studied electrical/microelectronic engineering, I worked for several years in sales and support of complex machines before moving on to softwares. After several years programming in an Internet marketing company, the first online shops for PC Gärtner were created.
This has become, within the PCG team, a very complete system with numerous users.
I am an enthusiastic programmer; I find it particularly interesting to use modern and sometimes complex technologies in our systems, and at the same time to work in a fair and sustainable way. Also to organize the interaction of the different members of this project is very nice.
After a long time in Bavaria, I am now living with my family in Dresden.
As a programmer, I appreciate the flexibility of the workplace, which I use occasionally to explore other regions. I also like going to the mountains – sometimes even without a laptop 🙂 .