Creating an Indigenous plant-use garden: resources from the bush
Time Allocation: 40 minutes*
Activity Level: Complex
This activity explores the importance of plants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who know and understand the plants, life cycles, seasons, and the different ways plants are used. Care must be taken when interacting with plant materials. Correct plant identification is crucial to knowing which plants are edible and which are best to avoid.
This is a great opportunity to invite your local Traditional Owners take you on a guided walk so they can share their deep knowledge, connection and understanding of the land, stories and culture specific for your area. This is also a great way for starting to build relationships with your local First Nations community for the future, and take action towards reconciliation. Growing your garden will grow these partnerships even further.
*Time allocation will be dependent on site selection and travel time. Learners may visit bushland or look at native plants in the school garden, local park or reserve.