How was the year 2021 for you? Every year, on January 1, our global mom, Yasuko, writes in her agenda what she would like to do in the year ahead. One of her “New Year’s resolutions” was to start selling handicrafts she made as part of EEN activities. Look at the photos!
Washi paper art, traditional Japanese paper
What lovely mushrooms! They are keychains. The other day, our global mom, Yasuko, received them from her Japanese friend, Akemi. How perfect for an autumn gift!
The Month of 3Rs (2)
Look at these colorful items! They are document holders. A close look at them will give you an idea of what they are made of.
The Month of 3Rs (1)
Look at the photo! Our global mom looks ‘beary’ happy, pointing at the brooch on her cardigan. Can you guess why she is so happy with the brooch? Can you guess what it is made of? I will give you a hint.
The language of flowers: cosmos
In Japan, cosmos flowers are ‘beary’ beautiful now. Our global mom, Yasuko, went to a cosmos park today, where a cosmos festival is held from mid-September to the end of October. A large number of tourists visit the park, most of whom enjoy picking cosmos there.
Happy Ethiopian New Year!
Have you ever said, “Happy New Year” in September? Our global mom, Yasuko, has! September 11 is the Ethiopian New Year. In Ethiopia, September 11 is the beginning of a new year.
Let’s reduce food waste!
In August, I introduced a few ways to reduce food loss. Today, I would like to introduce a way to reduce food waste. You may think that “reducing food loss” and “reducing food waste” are the same. Yes, the two may be the same in a broad sense. However, I would like to regard “reducing food waste” as an initiative of using what is generally not used, while “reducing food loss” is a way to prevent food which is supposed to be eaten from being throwing away.
Value Chain Development
On 24 July 2021, in an on-line workshop organized by Better International Cooperation (BIC), a Japan-based not-for-profit organization, our global mom, Yasuko, presented on agricultural value chain development.
Bread’s mission and destiny
Bread’s mission on the earth is to give energy and nutrition to human beings, so it should be fresh. How fresh does bread have to be in a bakery or café?
In my diary dated 10 July 2021, I introduced a nearby café selling carrots with bruises, which cannot be sold at the wholesale market in Japan where quality control is ‘beary’ strict. I bought some damaged carrots at the café. How did I cook them? You will see what I transformed them into. Scroll down, please!