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Ireland: Galway Michelin chef backs project to fight poverty in Central Africa

Concern ambassador, chef JP McMahon with daughters, eight year old Heather (left) and Martha, 4, at the Westside Community Garde

Speaking from the Westside community gardens, accompanied by his daughters, he said: “Europe has taken so much out of Africa; it is our duty as Europeans and Irish people to give back.

By Our Reporter
Connacht Tribune
February 19, 2017


“I think Kitchen Gardens is a genuine and excellent idea because it taps into that connection to growing food that a lot of us never have to think about at all.

“It supports people in great need in growing their own farms for the future, making them more self-sufficient and strengthening their community.

“This project gives us a sense of fulfilment that we are actually helping people to produce their own food because aid can only do so much.

“It should also inspire us in Ireland and wherever we are in the world to grow our own food.

“Every home should have, at the very least, a herb garden, even if all you have is an apartment with a window sill or balcony”.

JP, who also runs the Aniar cookery school, is urging people to support Kitchen Gardens on the crowdfunding website where the target is €20,000 to benefit 200 families or over 1,000 individuals.

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