Germany: Pioneer of Reichenau Gemüse passes away

Heinrich Glönkler, the former secretary of vegetable cooperation Reichenau Gemüse and also a former councillor, has died at the age of 90. From 1949 until his retirement in 1984, he made a substantial contribution to the development of vegetable growth on the German island of Reichenau. "The vegetable sector is infinitely grateful to him for his work," says John Bliestle, the current secretary of Reichenau Gemüse. In his time there were several major projects and challenges, primarily the cooperative irrigation system, which began in 1950, which enjoyed his involvement for over 20 years. 

These important milestones in the history of vegetable cultivation were also recalled by Mayor Wolfgang Zoll: "Heinrich Glönkler can be seen as a pioneer. He was very brave and encouraged necessary changes. He was a key person in vegetable cultivation after the war and we are similarly grateful to him for his time in the council."

Glönkler kept making visits to the cooperative well into his eighties, and he liked to be informed about the latest developments. "I have never met a man who did more for the island, the people and especially the vegetable sector in Reichenau," said John Bliestle.

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