Ann has a long history of growing food in the city, and is particularly fond of seeds, herbs, bees and worms. After working for many years with campaigning group Friends of the Earth International, she studied urban farming at Warmonderhof and did a permaculture design course with Linder van den Heerik. She coordinates the Amsterdam branch of urban farming collective Cityplot, which encourages people to grow their own food on balconies, rooftops and windowsills and at schools, restaurants and community gardens.
Kiki was trained at Warmonderhof, the Dutch school for biodynamic agriculture, and she joined Cityplot shortly thereafter. She has also done a permaculture design course with Linder van den Heerik. In addition to growing veggies and herbs at the Pluk! garden, she also works in the shop and cafe at the Fruittuin van West. Her favourite vegetable is the tomato, and she is fascinated by slugs (although they are among the gardener’s biggest enemies).