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Aboriginal Bush Food Experience

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Collect and learn all about Aboriginal bush foods
Bush food has become very popular in the last few years with companies making specialised products in this field.

It is an interesting phenomenon and one that has obviously been working for the Aboriginal community for many years. You will find it amazing to see what can actually be eaten in our natural bushlands. It is, however, necessary for you to know which ones you actually can eat as some foods are poisonous.

These tours are hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens of Sydney. You will experience the world's oldest living culture through bush food tasting and demonstrations!

You will be led by the Botanical Garden's passionate Aboriginal guides to discover how to incorporate native Australian bush foods with everyday ingredients.

Aboriginal guides in the garden will help you identify and teach you about traditional, seasonal Aboriginal bush foods, as you forage for ingredients in this foodie experience.

You will learn how to use a traditional coolamon to gather seasonal fruits, seeds, berries, native vegetables and plants from around the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. You will also learn about traditional food preparation methods and get to taste your own bush food infused recipes!

The coolamon is an Aboriginal carrying vessel. It has many uses and is a shallow bowl or dish that has curved sides. It ranges in length from about 30–70 cm.

This is a unique opportunity in the heart of Sydney to:

Gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal heritage and culture as well as connection to country
Use traditional methods to gather and prepare food
Learn how to identify seasonal bush food
Enjoy tasting bush food-inspired recipes

The next experience for this will be on 28th July, 2018, from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. It will then be on again on 25th August, 2018, and you can book for either date.

The Meeting point will be The Learning Centre and you enter via Woolloomooloo Gate.

COST: Members $72.00 per person
Non-members $85.00 per person
The ticket cost includes all the food ingredients for this day.

This experience is recommended for adults only and bookings are essential.

Please also note: A minimum number of 6 bookings is required for this experience to go ahead. If these minimum numbers are not reached, you will be notified 24 hours prior to your booked session and provided with a refund within 14 days.

Bookings, and more information, including a map of where to meet:

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust are responsible for the Royal Botanic Garden, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

People visit all these Gardens for relaxation, education and to learn more about plants and horticulture. They provide a range of community events, classes, tours and children's activities led by their expert Education Rangers, Horticulturalists, Volunteers and Specialists. This event is just one of these experiences provided by the Botanical gardens, and well worth going to!

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Why? For an Aboriginal Bush food experience
When: July and 25th August, 2018
Where: Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Cost: Varies - see article
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Finy, although I can't attend this event, I am a big fan of bush tucker.
by May Cross (score: 3|7631) 901 days ago
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