Our Bush Tucker Garden
The Sustainable Schools grant has enabled us to realise our dream of a Bush Tucker Garden. Adam Tietz is a horticulturalist and as part of our parent community he has helped us design and built a beautiful bush-like space using 100% native Australian plants. The garden is in a central location for all to use and admire. Children are learning about sustainability when we look at Aboriginal traditional practices. We discuss native plants and why they are more sustainable and we learn about how these plants are used for food, medicines, tools and more and have been used by Aboriginal peoples for thousands of years. We hope to use bush tucker in our kitchen garden program.
Students in Year 6 researched plants and provided this page with loads of information about each plant.
Bush Tucker Garden
Many of the plants selected will be native to Central Coast area, but the garden will also include species from further afield. As a bush tucker garden many of the plants have strong connections with Indigenous cultural practices, either as food or medicine.
Species might include Lemon Aspen, Black Apple, Finger Limes, Midgen Berry,
Macadamia, Davidson Plum, Lilly Pilly’s, Sandpiper Fig, Dianellas, Gymea Lily
The Bush Tucker garden will feature plants native to the Central Coast area, some of which were used in traditional food and medicine by Indigenous people. Our Aboriginal students have been working on Bush Tucker Garden designs for the area behind the library.
We acknowledge the Darkinjung people as the traditional custodians of the land the bush tucker garden will one day be situated.