Bush Tucker Gardening is a great way to introduce more diversity and native species into your diet, and enhance your home garden as well. This one day course will show you how to get started.
Including more native species in your edible garden makes sense, on all sorts of levels, such as diversity for pollinators and beneficial relationships with your existing edibles.
Australian bush food plants are also often better equipped to withstand drought and other non-ideal conditions that may present themselves, so planting for resilience means getting more native foods into your garden mix.
Your teacher Narelle Happ is an experienced native and bush tucker garden designer and grower, so she’s the perfect person to help you get confident about planning, designing and planting a bush tucker garden.
In this course you will learn
- The cultural significance of bush tucker plants to Aboriginal Australians
- How to identify different native Australian bush tucker genera and the edible species within each genus
- Indigenous uses, both medicinal and culinary, of a range of species
- How to grow bush tucker species in a range of scenarios including:
- Native bush tucker forest gardens
- Mixed native/exotic forest gardens
- Perennial borders
- Annual beds
- How to create appropriate growing conditions for a variety of bush tucker species
- To appreciate the complexities of growing bush tucker species in a commercial operation
- How to identify species that can be propagated by seed, cuttings or layering
- To propagate bush tucker species by a variety of methods
- How to harvest and process a range of bush tucker
- How to cook with a variety of bush tucker
About your teacher
Narelle Happ is a permaculture and native garden designer, horticulturalist and educator who is passionate about creating ‘living’ spaces which are nurturing, productive and sustainable.
Residing in the Northern Illawarra region, Narelle spends her time growing an abundance of food for her family of five, teaching, designing and volunteering in schools and community garden projects. Narelle’s website.
Included in your course
You’ll take home some seeds and seedlings to get your bush tucker garden started, as well as online resources for further reading, planning and planting.
We also serve organic fruit, tea and coffee throughout the day.
About the venue
This course will be held in the workshop space adjoining the 107 Rooftop Garden in Redfern, Sydney.
The 107 Rooftop Garden is an inner-city food system full of vertical gardens, intensive veggie beds, aquaponics, beehives, dappled shady nooks and lots of hands-on opportunities to learn and grow good things. More about the venue here…
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