Tucker Bush is a range of Australian native plants with edible fruits, nuts, seeds and leaves.

Delicious Edible Native Plants

Did you know that most of the edibles we grow in our gardens today were originally imported from overseas? With Tucker Bush edible natives, you can enjoy a backyard full of unique and delicious bush tucker fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves from plants naturally designed for our climate and soil.

A Truly Australian flavour

Bush food has sustained generations of traditional Australians for centuries, and today represents a rich and vibrant history in this country’s culture. The Tucker Bush range aims to introduce a truly Australian flavour to the modern suburban home, working with communities with unique stories to share.

Tucker Bush on the ABC

On Saturday Breakfast with Christine Layton

Did you know Australia is home to thousands of edible native plants?

But if you have a veggie garden, I bet most of the food you grow is from plants that originally came from overseas…

Horticulturalist Mark Tucek has teamed up with local Noongar cultural guide Marissa Verma to bring bush tucker gardens to local Perth schools.

They talk us through the native Australian edible plants that can thrive in your garden, and some of the culture and history behind them.

Duration: 12min 39sec
Broadcast: Sat 13 Apr 2019, 6:00am

Tucker Bush Schools Program

The Tucker Bush Schools Program assists schools in establishing their own bush tucker gardens, enriching the learning environment with native edible plants.

Our dream is to see bushfood gardens in schools all over the country, giving young Australians a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.

We’ve put together an e-book of our favourite recipes

Using Australian native ingredients, featuring contributions from some of Australia’s leading chefs — including all the recipes from our website plus more, covering entrees, mains, desserts and more, along with a few basics like drying your own herbs and making your own jam.

Most recent additions to our plant range

3rd July, 2019

Native Wintercress

Barbarea australis

3rd July, 2019

Bush Basil

Plectranthus graveolens

25th June, 2019

Sea Celery

Apium annuum

6th May, 2019

Bush Mint

Mentha satureioides

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Our Goals for Tucker Bush

 

“Popularise native edibles in our modern lifestyle and cuisine – both through home growing and gourmet cooking.”

“Influence a cultural shift that contributes to preserving Australia’s food security and biodiversity.”

“Help young Australians grow up with a stronger connection to nature and their food supply.”

“Make Australian native edibles more readily available to average home gardener.”

“Help gardeners successfully grow species that thrive in our soils and climate.”

Our big vision is to have every Australian garden include an indigenous edible plant and to educate gardeners (and children) in the process.

 

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