Bush foods help build strong connections

26 June 2017

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA would like this thank all of the amazing representatives from Trust for Nature, Collingwood Childrens Farm, Wurundjeri Council, DELWP and PPWCMA who spent last Friday (23 June) planting bush foods at the Childrens’ Farm.

The river-side plantings they established will create important shelterbelts for the livestock, but are also traditional resources that were once abundant due to traditional farming practices, that allow the Wurundjeri to connect with Birrarung (the Yarra River) and pursue opportunities for indigenous lead agriculture by harvesting the fresh produce (fruits, leaves and roots).

Plants included:

  • myrnong
  • river mint
  • muntries
  • lemon myrtle
  • mountain pepper
  • finger limes
  • native raspberry
  • lilies
  • saltbush
  • strawberry gum.

The project is being managed by Wurundjeri’s Narrap Team and is supported by our Regional Landcare Facilitator and Regional Indigenous Facilitator, which are supported through funding from the National Landcare Programme.