Photo Tony Lewis.

Maggie Beer advocates for kitchen gardens in aged care

Maggie Beer is a great proponent of kitchen gardens. "It's important to have food for the kitchen as well as activities like gardening for residents to allow them to do the things they are used to doing."

Food author, television chef, restaurateur, and food manufacturer Maggie says she has to compartmentalise her business life to have the Foundation "make the biggest impact in the shortest possible time.

"When I was young I was never told I couldn't do something. I was never given any constraints and so I never accepted any. I still believe that because the one thing I've always had going for me is that I'm a lateral thinker. I always see a way to do something better.

"I am, however, very aware that the people who work so hard in the very complex area of aged care should not to be diminished in any way. There are very few organisations who don't want to do better and if we can give them the tools and share work information and ideas then that's wonderful."


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