Artist: Chris Macken
Artist Statement: Lets take a look at Ireland – many towns are offering allotments & community gardens, providing a foundation for community growing. In Bundoran, Donegal, 24 local people meet every Thursday morning 10AM-12PM. They begin in February, finishing at the end of October each year. They grow their own food in 20 beds allocated to them, bringing home their own produce. This project offers 30+ allotments to local families.
Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.