Resources For Illawarra Native Food Plants

Getting Hungry for Native Tucker? Soon on March 24th, our Bush Tucker workshop will be in full swing. We are looking forward to showing off some native plants in production. Narelle Happ will lead the discovery of bush foods, offering us information and tastings of some beautiful native fruits and teas. Terry Rankmore has a comprehensive book on Wild Plants Of The Illawarra showing historical uses by local Aboriginal people. This great resource is a free download through environment.new.gov.au  http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/cultureheritage/illawarraAboriginalResourceUse.pdf And there’s more online to fuel your curiosity, There is a forum for Wild Crafts of Australia.

Top Bush Tucker Foods of Illawarra

Help Food Diversity Although there are thousands of food species in the world, most people get most of their calorific intake from just 3 different food plant species, wheat, rice and corn. This alarming decline in diversity of food species is also happening in our bio-region. The Illawarra is a spectacularly abundant micro-climate and fast loosing native food knowledge and species. The Pallate vs Plot Paradox Most people prefer to eat what they have grown up learning to eat. Many foods are comforting and full of memories. Food is a cultural experience. But the lands that people have settled upon …

If you truly love nature –

you will find beauty everywhere Vincent van Gogh Enjoy The Wild Foods With every migrant of people around the world, food-plants were in the rucksacks. The first people of New Zealand transported their favourite sweet potato, our Aboriginal people travelled with seeds, and yams. American Indians carried their ketchup and corn cakes. In fact, where ever people travel, they bear the foods of their culture. In steps – Permaculture! Permaculture tries to build a resilient, sustainable culture. We try to ease pressure on the land. Instead of forcing the land to grow what we are accustomed to, we can be …

Your Itinerary for Grand Permaculture Tour

Join Our Journey From Canberra To Sea Over 5 days you will travel with 4 experienced Permaculture practioners: April Sampson-Kelly researcher at  PermacultureVisions, Paul Kelly a green technology Engineer, Pete-the-Permie and his partner Sylvia a rare fowls breeder. If you have any permaculture questions – ask this mob and see what fun they have to sort it out for you. …and that’s just your Entree Here is the program for our Grand Permaculture Tour: You will travel to key permaculture destinations in the beautiful Southern Highlands. You will meet: Elder Permaculture Designer David Johnson and Herbs specialist Anne Johnson in …

Great Indoors

Growing Food in Pots There is a world of food you can grow indoors or on a balcony. In fact, some of our favourite foods prefer to be indoors. A rare few struggle to survive outdoors (this includes Stevia which nearly everything loves to eat). Pros and Cons of Pots The main advantages of growing food indoors are 1. little or no pests to eat the leaves and 2. more stable temperature. Pots are also easy to relocate to find the right sun exposure. Judith and Paul at Earthkeepers demonstrated well how you can take you beloved plants with you …