Why a Bushfood garden?
Did you know that Australia is home to thousands of native edible plant species? Yet most of the food we grow in our backyards today originally came from overseas. Despite having sustained generations of Aboriginal peoples for thousands of years, our native bush foods still come second to exotic plants.
We started Tucker Bush with a dream of bringing this land’s unique flavours back into the mainstream, so future generations can remain connected to a rich and vibrant history. We want to see a cultural shift towards a sustainable ecosystem, a secure and diverse food supply, and happier, healthier humans.
How students benefit from Tucker Bush gardens
- Developing “nature smarts” from an early age through first-hand experiences.
- Strengthening their understanding and awareness of food and biodiversity.
- Practising teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills in an interesting setting.
- Getting hands-on learning opportunities outside the sedentary classroom environment.
- Learning about plants, soil, water, pests and beneficial insects.
- Eating herbs and veggies they’ve grown themselves.
Watch our demonstration video to see why we need this program
We would like to help your school
By partnering with us, we can help your school to fundraise towards the goal of establishing a Tucker Bush garden and having a Bindi Bindi Dreaming Aboriginal cultural incursion to inspire and share knowledge.
Register your school
If you would like to find out more, or to see if your school could participate, then simply fill out this form and we’ll contact you to discuss our program further.