Petersham Outreach - Wilkins Green - Growing a Community

The Track

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.

Local elders and other Aboriginal community educators ran workshops on weaving, bush foods, bush medicines, site preparation, plant selection, planting techniques, weed removal and the cultural application of plants both traditionally and in a more contemporary applications such as Aboriginal Bush Food Cuisine. Yummy discoveries were had, and many more are to follow.

The workshops were filmed and are now in post production to be developed into an educational DVD to be used by the community.