I actually did some harvesting this week, having seen my Asian greens leaping out of the ground, it was time to get stuck into them.
Two small red capsicums
Half a colander of mixed Asian greens
3 very skinny spring onions.
Big bunch of silverbeet
A little parsley
A couple of little eggplants
And I have some good news to share. If you’re not aware I’ve been on something of a campaign (with many others) to get Australian clothes labels to sign up to the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord. I had been writing to KMart, Big W, Target and Cotton On weekly since the Rana Plaza building collapse which killed more than 1000 workers. Last week KMart and Target finally signed the agreement. I have since emailed or facebooked to congratulate them, but also to urge them to continue making improvements to working and living conditions for the workers in their factories. I have also sent Big W and Cotton On another message urging them to take action too, as well as signing this Oxfam petition.
And if you happened to catch 60 Minutes last night (like I did, being busy watching the latest season of Grand Designs) there was a great piece on the garment factories in Bangladesh. While I think its great that KMart and Target have signed this accord, it’s not the end of the story. Living conditions and rates of pay as well as conditions of work (ie not being allowed to talk and working up to 12 hours a day) still need to be improved.
Anyway, that’s it, hopping down from my soap box now just in time for you to head over to Daphne’s and see some more harvests.