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Community garden in Galway opened by asylum seekers


 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Community garden in Galway opened by asylum seekers Reply with quote

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre.

These and more vegetables have been planted by some of the 146 residents of Salthill’s Eglinton “reception centre” on reclaimed waste ground behind the former hotel.

“We are doing this, not just for ourselves, but to show Irish people that we can do something useful,” Vincent Misariro from the Congo says.

Mr Misariro is one of five members of a committee that developed the garden, which was opened yesterday by Mayor of Galway Donal Lyons.

Garden furniture, tools and bat boxes were donated by the Ballinfoile men’s shed group, he says, and a Galway City Partnership/HSE West fund paid for training and materials.



Read more........ http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/asylum-seekers-open-community-garden-in-galway-1.1953892

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant! Now, if Michael D could only visit! Or would the Dept of Injustice veto that, too?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Brilliant! Now, if Michael D could only visit! Or would the Dept of Injustice veto that, too?


Very good point...More than likely they would...there is nothing in it for them of any Importance...
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