HOLIDAYING LOCAL & SUPPORTING LOCAL AGRICULTURE
Our son came home for the weekend and I explained how, on World Health Day this coming Thursday 7 April, we’re hoping to inspire 365 people to all take one new action to restore planetary health, so that we can have the action of a WHOLE YEAR in ONE DAY. He immediately GOT IT and thought it was a really cool idea. I was thrilled when he said he’d ask his friends to get involved to share their actions at www.ayearinaday.org on Thursday. We decided we’d do an action as a family today by ‘holidaying local’, and supporting local agriculture, so we made our first visit to the fabulous wineries in the Megalong Valley where we bought locally made wine and olive oil.
Inspired by further discussions at our Landcare Group later in the day, Max and I are working on a list of suggested ideas for people who’d like to do something on Thursday. Let us know if you have ideas we can add to the list.
PLANT-BASED EATING: Korean Stir Fried White Oyster Mushrooms
This evening I harvested our first White Oyster mushrooms and made a delicious Korean stir fry which we served with rice, cucumber salad and kimchi. Sooo delicious!
Korean Stir Fried White Oyster Mushrooms
- 300 gm white oyster mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tbsp sesame oil
- ground black pepper
- 2 tspns vegetable oil
- toasted sesame seeds
- 1 small carrot, sliced into thin sticks
- ¼ cup garlic chives, chopped into 1 cm pieces
- Tear mushrooms into bite-sized pieces
- Add garlic, salt, sesame oil and black pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a work or pan. Add the mushrooms and stir fry for a few minutes. Stir in the sesame seeds and carrot and fry for another couple of minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the chives. They will cook lightly from the remaining heat in the mushrooms as you stir.
- Serve with rice, kimchi and any other side dishes like radish or cucumber salad.
PRODUCE > CONSUME
I’ve managed to get seeds in now for most of the important crops for winter, so tonight I sowed seed for Celtuce, which I’ve never tried before but I’m really keen to grow.
It’s a Chinese vegetable, also known as asparagus lettuce, because it’s a type of lettuce grown primarily for its stem, which is apparently delicious.
WHAT ACTIONS ARE OTHER PEOPLE TAKING?
Inspired by others from this initiative, Karen purchased and used the Space White laundry detergent sheets. She was so impressed with how her very dirty work clothes have come up so well.
Last week Debra donated to Laps for Life Legends, an amazing initiative that brings health to participants and to those who benefit from their efforts – in this case ReachOut.com, which is an internet service for young people that provides information, support and resources about mental health issues and enable them to develop resilience, increase coping skills, and facilitate help-seeking behaviour.
OUR HAVE YOUR SAY PAGE IS UP FOR WORLD HEALTH DAY IF YOU’D LIKE TO POST THE ACTION OR ACTIONS YOU’LL BE DOING ON 7 APRIL … you can post a photo too!
Share your action here: https://yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/world-health-day
The theme for World Health Day this year is Our Planet, Our Health – recognising that our health is totally dependent on the health of the earth’s natural systems.
We’re try to reach 365 actions in one day, the action of a whole year in a day, but we really really need your help. Would you consider doing and sharing one or more actions, and inviting everyone you know to join you, so that we can really show how serious we are about turning things around to create a healthier world.
Research by academics at Leeds University, engineering firm Arup and the C40 Cities climate group has identified that 73 per cent of all changes needed by 2030 to keep the world on course to meet the Paris agreement targets need to be made by governments and industry. But private citizens have considerable influence over the remaining 27 per cent. So let’s get cracking!