Locals from the Bush: Planting, Yarning, Feasting

Do you know about the food and medicine plants growing in abundance in the Central Australian bush? Can you identify which are poisonous and which will feed you or keep you healthy? How do you prepare them? What do they taste like? Are they nutritious? Come to the Alice Springs Community Garden to help us plant our new Bushfoods and Medicine garden, hear stories, share food and learn.

The Alice Springs Community Garden is committed to learning together how to grow healthy, food-producing gardens. Nestled beside the garden plots and fruit trees, we’re establishing a Bush Foods and Bush Medicine garden to learn how to grow, harvest and prepare local species from the Central Australian bush.

We’re planting this garden because these invaluable plants will feed us, add surprising and delicious flavours to our food, help keep us healthy and treat our illnesses and injuries. The garden will open on Sunday September 16 with an event to mark the occasion. We’ll be planting culinary and medicinal native plants, sharing food prepared with local ingredients, hearing stories about bush tucker and learning more about local species from expert horticulturalists.

Presented by: Alice Springs Community Garden Network
Supported by: Arid Lands Environment Centre

Event Information

Sunday 16 Sept, 10am–12pm

Alice Springs Community Garden, Burke St

Cost: $15, $10 conc/under 16 yrs
available at the event


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