Bush Tucker walk, talk and eat

a field day just for BVL members

Bush Tucker walk, talk and eat

a field day just for BVL members

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The issue

Brunswick Valley Landcare  (BVL)wanted to offer some events that were exclusively for BVL members to promote membership.

The solution

Through a Landcare NSW Working Together grant we were able to offer 2 bush tucker walk, talk and eat afternoons with Aunty Delta Kay.

The first was held on Saturday afternoon 15th April in Heritage Park, Mullumbimby - Bundjalung Country. Heritage Park Mullumbimby houses the Maslen Arboretum, which is a collection of rainforest trees and plants endemic to the three Northern Rivers river valleys – Tweed River, Brunswick River and Richmond River.

Aunty Delta led groups on a tour of Maslen Arboretum, pointing out bush food, talking about the plants uses in traditional Aboriginal culture. Participants were then invited to a table brimming with tastings of all different local bush foods.

A special treat was afternoon tea provided by Mindy Woods from Karkalla, featuring local, seasonal and bush food ingredients.

The impact

Feedback from the events was overwhelmingly positive. Experienced horticulturists, botanists and Landcarers alike each learnt something new.

Offered exclusively to BVL members, the event sold out within one and a half hours! A great reminder that it pays to be a BVL member. The event was publicised by email to BVL members. The Management Committee decided to top up the grant funds to allow for another event to be offered the following Saturday 22nd April – this event also ‘sold out’ within 1.5 hours. There was a maximum of 20 people per group.

Key facts

  • Bush Tucker walk, talk and eat
  • 2 events
  • 20 people at each event
  • connecting to country and Aboriginal bush tucker

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