I started momoglobal flowers with the mission of bringing happiness to people's lives with flowers and communicating with people of any age through teaching ikebana and flower arrangement workshops.
With the desire to grow my own flowers biodynamic way, I acquired the 20-acre farm in Catskill in 2021. With the support of family, friends, and the local community, we started distributing flowers in July 2022.
Kaya Abe Magee
The founder and the principal instructor
Kaya Abe Magee studied fashion stylists in Tokyo.
Worked at Yohji Yamamoto in Tokyo and Paris as an international wholesale and PR. Live and work in London for the Japanese Embassy, looking after Ambassador's residents.
Holds a Master's degree in the Art of Japanese flower arrangement from Ichiyo style Ikebana School for 15 years and is an auction committee, Outreach program, and board member of Ikebana International NYC Chapter 7.
In 2018, she continued her study at The McQueens Flower School in London to explore her own expression of flower arrangement. She completed courses in Event & Corporate Design and Wedding Floristry.
Kaya's professional accomplishment includes the following:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the residence of the Japanese Consul General of New York, an exhibition at Kitano Hotel, a Japanese restaurant in NYC, Coco Chanel Haute-couture with the famous Odorantes in Paris.
She freelanced with Laura Clare Design, NJ, for weddings and events for 5 years while donating her time and money to teach Ikebana to children from low-income families and seniors at nursing homes In Japan. She helps maintain gardens in Saint Francois Xavier in Paris (she just won the best church garden in Paris in 2022) and outside London too.
During Covid, she volunteered at KK farm biodynamic farm in Southold Longlsland, NY, and decided to learn biodynamic methods at the Pfeiffer center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Having graduated in 2021, she purchased 20 acres of land in Jeffersonville, NY, and started the biodynamic farm.
Kaya divides her time between the farm, New Jersey, Manhattan, Paris, London, and Tokyo.