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Bushfoods and Fibres

Have you ever thought about growing Indigenous bushfoods at home? Join Wiradjuri woman Aunty Joanne Russell as she takes you through the ins-and-outs of starting your own bushfood and fibre garden at home. Learn how Indigenous plants can be used for food, fibre and medicine.

Aunty Joanne Russell is a proud Wiradjuri woman. She was involved in establishing the Westmeadows Indigenous Community Garden and runs a range of educational events across Victoria. 

This event will be outside so make sure to dress for all kinds of winter weather. Please feel free to bring any surplus produce, seeds, cuttings, plants, gardening magazines etc to swap and share!

Please note that this is an event for Naarm/Melbourne gardeners only. If you live outside this area, please contact your council to find out what free sustainable gardening events are available locally. 

If you have any access or support questions or requirements in order to participate fully (eg. interpreter), please let us know at least two weeks prior to the event and we will be pleased to assist you. Photos will be taken at this event, but there is an option to opt out on the day.

This My Smart Garden event is proudly presented by Maribyrnong City Council on the land of Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation. My Smart Garden pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledges that First Nations peoples have cared for Country sustainably for tens of thousands of years. 

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