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Five ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week

Connect with native plants and places in celebration of Indigenous culture.

NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of our Indigenous peoples that takes place every July. There are heaps of fun ways you can discover and celebrate the culture and collective knowledge of our Indigenous peoples through the diverse native plants that still grow across the country. Some are even easy to grow in your backyard!

Get workshopping

If you liked our Bush Tucker Trail look in the Plant Life Balance app, then you can find local workshops and short courses throughout the year where you can learn about native plants. Here are some on this week as well as throughout the year:

  • Bush Food and Cultural Knowledge Walk (Sydney)
  • On Country Living (Sydney)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney)
  • CERES (Melbourne)
  • University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • Bush Tucker Garden (Sydney)
Narelle Happ, Bush Tucker workshop, Sydney

Get reading

We recently discovered The OIdest Foods on Earth by John Newton which is full of native edible insight and recipes.

Get baking

Make some Wattleseed and Saltbush Damper with Lilly Pilly jam and discover how easy it is to use native edibles in your everyday routine. You can also keep an eye out for the Merian Munjie project using native grains for baking.

Get planting

Spring is almost here so it’s time to plan what you’ll be doing in Spring. Why not check out our list of Easy-to-Grow Native Edibles and plant a few?

Get bushwalking

The natural splendour of Australia is beyond breathtaking. Getting out and about in the bush will help you understand why connection to country is such a strong part of Indigenous culture.

Looking for more inspiration? Find out more about NAIDOC Week here.

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