Meet the Team

We're the faces that grow your food. Nice to meet you!

 

Moses Kashem

FOUNDER
 

Moses is the founder of the Urban Vegetable Project and an Administrator with Upward Bound Math-Science. Born and raised in Miami with Italian and Bengali parents, he strives to incorporate culturally diversified methods into his agricultural practices. Previously on his way to becoming a doctor, Moses was inspired to devote his career to farming and obtained his Bachelor's of Science in Biology. When he's not in the fields, you can find him working on cars, welding, and boxing.

 

Giovan Barthole-Rosario

GARDEN MANAGER
 

Gio is a Miami native of Haitian/Puerto Rican descent with five years of agriculture experience. Currently he studies Nutrition Science and Chemistry with aspirations to obtain a Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics, before moving on to a PhD in public policy analysis. He acts as the backbone of the garden: planting, harvesting, building structures, and taking care of the soil. Catch him around the garden and ask him about the plants!

 
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Mary Johnson

CSA MANAGER
 

A third-generation native Miamian, Mary's unique understanding of Miami's landscapes fuels her passion for providing her neighborhoods with fresh food. Her role at the farm involves carefully orchestrating the CSA program, as well as managing outreach, communications, and partnerships. Mary obtained her Bachelor's of Arts in 2017, synthesizing the social and environmental sciences. She is continuing her studies at FIU's Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, concentrating on food systems and applied environmental anthropology.