Chef Moy, raw vegan chef for nood food
"Kale always goes on my dinner and lunch, love to add it to my vegan bowls as well as avocado toasts!"
We are thrilled to introduce you to our featured Urban Gardener Chef Moy Moises Mehl - an avid gardener who has been growing his own food for over 5 years now!
As a raw food chef, Moy is conscious about his ingredients, and by being involved in the whole process from seed to harvest, Moy ensures that his family can enjoy safe, clean food with minimal agrochemicals👨🏼🌾
Growing his own food is something he enjoys so much, especially discovering new herbs and ingredients to experiment to grow and add into his meals.
Having a garden is also a perfect learning opportunity for his children to be more aware about nature, climate change and food. His daughter Naomi has learned how food is grown from composting, planting and watering. "Gardening is a great way to educate kids about nature, the environment and what we can do to protect it."
Moy is an intrepid gardener, and enjoys experimenting with many different varieties. He currently has White Russian Kale, Vates Kale, Lacinato Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Moringa, Dragonfruit, Lime, Sage, Basil, Cuban Oregano, Bay, Micro-Greens (broccoli, alfalfa, radish)! He's also tried planting Goji Berry but it did not work out...next time perhaps!
Moy's greatest challenges are the heavy rains, and bugs and birds that attack his garden, but great reward comes with overcoming these with patience as Moy is able to have fresh greens on his plate almost every day.
What's Moy's tip for anyone looking to grow their own food? Grow something you are going to eat and ENJOY - Start small and gradually expand your garden, and don’t forget to compost your organic waste – it’s the best ingredient for healthy soil and plants.
💚 We're so glad we have great company on our quest to make our city greener through growing our own food and these stories of fellow urban gardeners continue to inspire us and hope it will do the same for you.
Thank you Chef for sharing your story!