Harvest Monday – 10 June, 2013

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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.

Above is:

Two small red capsicums

2 zucchinis

Half a colander of mixed Asian greens

3 very skinny spring onions.

Also picked….

Big bunch of silverbeet

Thyme

Rosemary

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.

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2 Responses to Harvest Monday – 10 June, 2013

  1. andreamynard says:

    Your harvest looks wonderful, would love to hear what you cook with it. And well done finding the time to write/petition – and for reminding us we need to try to do something about these awful working conditions.

  2. kitsapfg says:

    Lucky you enjoying peppers and some zucchini! Both items will be later for my harvest basket. Good work on your efforts to make changes happen. We all have to be voices that speak for things we feel strongly about. Nothing changes unless we speak out.

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