Moe`sTuin, Delft, The Netherlands

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Moe’sTuin, Delft, The Netherlands
© atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa
Location: Poptahof, Delft
Realization state/year: 2005
Initiative: Annie de Vreede, Mila Jokhoe and Tilly Kaisiëpo
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An example of a multi-cultural vegetable garden is Moe’sTuin in Delft (which is a clever play
on words: Moe’s tuin is slang for mum’s garden and moestuin means vegetable garden).
‘In 2005 a real vegetable garden was set up for the residents in Poptahof Noord [a
neighbourhood in Delft]. Every year young and old from many different cultures grow their
fruits, vegetables and herbs. Moe’sTuin in Poptahof was conceived and is run by a group of
residents with the support of the Woonbron social housing corporation and the Poptahof
There is always a celebration to start the gardening season, and the end of the season is also
celebrated together.
Tilly Kaisiëpo, Annie de Vreede, Yusuf Polat and Rifat Bach are the driving forces behind
Moe’sTuin. “In 2005 we were in the newspaper with our special initiative. It was going to be a
two-year project. And look at us now!” exclaims Tilly.
Children’s garden plots
In 2010 the first children’s garden plots were put into place. It was Mila Jokhoe’s idea to
realise children’s garden in Poptahof. The children’s plots were officially opened and the first
plants were put in together with the children from the local Omnibus primary school.’
[Poptahof Delft, 2011]
© atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa
© atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa
© atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa
© atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa
Poptahof Delft;, 2011
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