Bush Food Workshops coming to a region near you!

21 September 2015

Have you heard of bush foods? Are you interested in learning about what they are and how you can incorporate them into your farming enterprise? The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA), with the support of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, will be hosting five bush food workshops across the Port Phillip and Western Port region, kicking off on Thursday 15th October 2015. Regional Landcare Facilitator for the PPWCMA, Karen Thomas, said, “These workshops will provide information on identifying, growing and harvesting bush foods, as well as marketing opportunities for landholders. Bush foods are creating a buzz amongst consumers and within the restaurant industry. They are an emerging product as diners and chefs alike grow their interest in traditional superfoods”. Guest speakers at the workshops will include Neville Bonney, ethnobotanist and wattle seed grower, the Australian Native Food Industry, the Australian Agroforestry Foundation and representatives from the restaurant industry. Details of the workshops are as follows: • Thursday 15th October – Ruby, South Gippsland • Friday 16th October – Jindivick • Saturday 17th October – Gembrook • Sunday 18th October – Mt Martha • Monday 19th October – Myrniong Come along and learn more about this booming industry and taste some of this delicious produce. Registration is $10 with all funds going directly to your local Landcare network For further information, please contact Karen Thomas on 0427 480 170 or email karen.thomas@ppwcma.vic.gov.au. Ends.