Discover how some of Australia's native plants are used in traditional Aboriginal cooking, medicine and modern recipes.
Australian plants have been used by Aboriginal Peoples for tens of thousands of years and now people all over the world are finding a connection to country through cooking with bush foods.
Hit play below to hear from Drew Roberts, an Arakwal Bundjalung man from the Northern Rivers who runs the popular Bush Food Experience across Sydney's Botanic Gardens and Parklands. Listen as Drew shares beautiful stories of growing up and some of the medicinal and culinary uses of two native plants: Aniseed Myrtle and Davidson Plum.
Unfortunately, these delicious bush foods are also endangered rainforest species.
In this episode you'll also hear from Graeme Errington and Dr Karen Sommerville, two scientists based at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan who are researching ways to protect the future of these species both on our forks and in the wild.
Bush Food Experience
Keep an eye out on the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney's What's On page and Centennial Parkland's What's On page for future Bush Food Experience dates you can participate in.