Born in Italy, Silvio was raised on his family’s farm in Trentinara, a small town in the Campania region of Southern Italy, arming him with some good old-fashioned Italian tricks of the trade to bring to the gardens of Perth.
“Since I was little, I spent a lot of time on our family farm, where we grew olive trees, grape vines and lots of different vegetables,” he said. “During picking seasons, our whole family would come together to harvest the produce.”
“My grandfather taught me so much about growing food on the land and how to maintain a farm.”
Silvio says he has returned to his roots with his work at Weeding Women and feels like he is part of a family here.
“Weeding Women has been such an important part of my life. It has given me the opportunity to perfect my horticultural skills and I get to meet so many new people as part of my work.
“The whole Weeding Women team is so friendly, and everyone genuinely loves what they do. I very much feel like I am part of the family, especially now I am a franchise owner.”
Weeding Women Fremantle’s gardening work is undertaken personally by Silvio, with support from his Weeding Women team members.
“No two days are ever the same,” says Silvio. “I really enjoy that there is so much variety each day. I love making gardens nice and tidy. It is very satisfying to receive positive feedback from happy clients.”
Suburbs serviced by Weeding Women Fremantle include – (Attadale, Beaconsfield, Beeliar, Bicton, Coogee, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Henderson, Hilton, Munster, O’Connor, Palmyra, Samson, South Fremantle, Spearwood, Wattleup, White Gum Valley and Yangebup)