Register with Adelaide’s free gardening resource – Grow It Local – and you can head along to an online session about Kaurna bush foods and plants on Saturday 2 April. Here’s what you’ll learn, and how to attend.

Pictured is a quandong fruit. Its a native peach and will be one of the bush foods covered in the session on 2 April

Kaurna Narungga Kokatha man Clem Newchurch will lead the 2:30pm (Adelaide-time) session on Saturday 2 April.

You’ll learn and hear about:

  • South Australian bush foods.
  • Other traditional plant uses.
  • Tips of how to plant bush foods and other native plants at home.
  • Talk through the benefits of bush foods for you and the environment.
  • Hear about traditional basket weaving and weaving nets for fishing.
Kaurna Narungga Kokatha man and Kaurna bush foods and plants expert Clem Newchurch

About Clem Newchurch

Clem is a Kaurna Narungga Kokatha man who has resided in the southern Adelaide region for most of his life.

He has extended ancestral connections to the surrounding South Australian Aboriginal Nations of Yankanyjatjara and Ngarrindjeri.

Clem has a passion for native plants that grow around the state of South Australia. He has been developing his cultural artistic practice, learning from Elders and other community members, and sharing his knowledge along the way.

The session will include traditional basket weaving and weaving nets for fishing

Register now for the free online event

  • Event name: Kaurna Bush Foods and Sustainability with Clem Newchurch
  • When: Saturday 2nd April 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online
  • Register: Sign up for the session through Grow It Local (you’ll have to register with the platform first to attend)

The event has been funded by Green Adelaide.

Let’s Grow It Local together

On top of the bush food event, you’ll also be part of the Grow It Local community.

Food gardening is the perfect way to learn about nature, and a practical way for everyone to help create a cooler, greener and wilder metropolitan South Australia. The Grow It Local platform is all about removing barriers to food gardening.

Once you sign up as a member you’ll gain access to:

  • free regular food gardening online workshops
  • free exclusive online ask-an-expert sessions
  • hours of past workshops by Australia’s gardening legends available on demand, and
  • an online marketplace to swap, sell and buy homegrown food with Adelaide’s gardening community.

Green Adelaide is seeding the introduction of the Grow It Local platform for metropolitan Adelaide. This includes working with Adelaide’s 17 metropolitan councils – the cities of Adelaide, Burnside, Campbelltown, Charles Sturt, Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, Norwood Payneham & St. Peters, Onkaparinga, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Unley, Walkerville and West Torrens – to support and promote the platform.

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