Its Earth Day on 22 April. Earth Day marks the launch of the environmental movement and this year they are asking people to show their support for Earth Day by holding an Earth Dinner.
So what is an Earth Dinner? It’s a meal that you make and share with others that has as many local, seasonal and organic ingredients as possible. Also by planning your Earth Dinner you will get to know the local story behind the food – where did it come from? Who were the farmers? What is the history of each dish’s recipe, or the food itself? Finally, it’s a great opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with your family about food, sustainable farming, and your own connection to the food, the earth, and each other.
It’s a great way to Connect, Care for the Planet and Keep Learning – three of the Six Ways to Wellbeing.
The Earth Dinner is it doesn’t have to be a “dinner.” It can be a sit-down meal or a stand-up social hour; a non-profit fundraiser meal or a for-profit restaurant theme night; potluck, catered or home-cooked. It can be celebrated around a restaurant table, picnic table or the dining room table. It can be as planned or as spontaneous as you like!