LIERNU: Fresh from a visit to Peru with Belgian NGO Iles de Paix last December, chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre of restaurant L’Air du Temps is organising a charity dinner later this month. The aim of the fundraising activity is to raise funds for farmers who are working to create an independent, stable and sustainable life.
Together with the gardener of L’Air du Temps, Benoit Blairvacq, San travelled to Peru to meet with families of producers from the Huánuco region.
During their visit, San and Benoit discovered their methods of cultivation and production. They discussed how to work with some of their products. For San and Benoit, who are used to working with a fully organic garden which supplies their restaurant, it was a real lesson in life and nature.
“It is for this reason that we wanted to support and organise this fundraising activity,” San and Carine, the co-owners of L’Air du Temps said.
Iles de Paix was set up in 1962 with a general mission to contribute to the research and experimentation of alternative development models. They are working to support the development of sustainable family farming as well as decent living conditions for farmers in Africa and Latin America.
The dinner will be held at L’Air du Temps in Liernu on Wednesday 26. A five course menu will be offered at €300 per person (all inclusive) which will all go towards raising funds for the NGO.
In Liernu, both San and Benoit are constantly reflecting on their impact on the environment and society. Driven by a desire for change, they are constantly seeking how to produce differently and raise awareness among Belgians towards more responsible food.
In Peru, they discovered that the same thinking about production and food is taking place. Iles de Paix supports hundreds of farming families in the Andean region of Huánuco in an agro-ecological transition process. Their objective: to produce quality food and sell it to the market in order to better feed their families and improve their living conditions.
Donate to Iles de Paix here.