28 May, 2017

Bush Tucker Day in the Capertee Valley

Glen Alice Community Association together with Capertee Valley Landcare invite you to a:

Bush Tucker Day in the Capertee Valley

Sunday 11 June 2017 10am – 5pm, Glen Alice Community Hall

A day for exploring what native foods we have available in our valley, a day for meeting and sharing knowledge with Indigenous people connected to our area.
o   Welcome to country by Lyn Syme, a Dabee elder and a descendant of Queen Peggy Lambert.
o   Native foods of Capertee Valley before white settlement. Vicki Powys, local artist and Julie Gibson, Landcare person.
o   Indigenous plants of Capertee Valley as food, medicine and tools, by Dick Turner and Alice Williams. Dick is well known in the valley through his long association with the Regent Honeyeater Project and Alice Williams is a Wiradjuri woman and co-author of the book Wiradjuri Plant Use in the Murrumbidgee Catchment Area.
o   A guided walk through the bushland near the community hall to identify useful plants.
o   Native grass identification and uses, Colin Seis.
<< Bush Tucker Morning Tea >>
o   Informal displays and demonstrations
o   Didgeridoo by Graham Davis King, Indigenous artist. Everyone welcome to bring their musical instruments to join in.
o   Making a possum skin cape, a demonstration with kangaroo skin. Dianne Pirotta, Indigenous artist.
o   Native food plants for your garden, some available from Bilbi Blooms, Ngampri Nursery, Grasses from Colin Seis.
o   Possibly – where to buy native foods, weaving with reeds and grasses . . .
<< Degustation Lunch>>
kangaroo (traditional roasting on fire and as stew), yabbies, witchetty grubs, damper, warrigalgreens soup, emu eggs and more all prepared by our new chef in the valley Dean Baiss.
A special invitation to all with Indigenous links with the valley, and people living here, but also to everyone who wants to know more.
RSVP Because we are providing food it is important you let us know that you’re coming, places will be limited so get your name down early. Email to: cvlandcare@gmail.com; phone: Julie Gibson 63797317 or Kerrie Cooke 63797390

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