Petersham Outreach - Wilkins Green - Growing a Community

Indigenous Plants

As important as growing the veggie garden and engaging in bush regeneration activities was learning about the cultural significance of the indigenous plants in the area.

A number of indigenous foods in the garden were planted such as a Macadamia and a Lilly Pilly, yet it was considered important to have one area of the land where Aboriginal cultural learning was exclusive.

With Aboriginal children at the school and out of respect for the traditional owners of the land, local elders and other Aboriginal educators were invited to talk about culture.