This special Hiking Mums Bush Tucker Tour is at Federal Community Childrens Centre in their Bush Tucker Garden with Program Manager Rachel Heaton. Open to all mothers in the community, you don’t have to be a member of Hiking Mums. 1030am
The tour itself is an educational stroll through a garden dedicated to local bush food species, and the optional walk at the end is on a pram & toddler and older friendly walkway through some local parkland. Followed by brief
walk to Federal Park and, why not, something to eat if you like in the park, or doma sushi will be open too. Babes and children of all ages welcome.
More about the project:
This bush tucker project provides a ‘living classroom’ for the children of the Federal Community Preschool and a meeting and learning place for the whole Community. Rachel Heaton , a local parent is the Project Manager. the main aim is to build an increased awareness and connection for the children with in the community.We have already started to document the animals we have seen on our regular visits to the garden. This project involved the creation of a ‘Bush Foods Garden Working Group’ in Reconciliation Week 2014. Our members include the local Landcare group, local Widjabul custodians, Local Council and the wider parent. The Bush Foods Forest is designed to utilise many of the local plant species from our surrounding Subtropical Rainforest – species which offer current and traditional cultural use. This design adds to local biodiversity and offers many opportunities for the whole community to be involved and learn about caring for our environment, including employment opportunities for the local Indigenous communities.