Root of re­source­ful­ness

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Clark­son Pri­mary School cel­e­brates Abo­rig­i­nal her­itage in a bush tucker gar­den.

BUSH tucker will be on the learn­ing menu at Clark­son Pri­mary School from next term.

School board mem­ber Lara Ed­wards said the school had cre­ated a “taste­ful and tac­tile” bush tucker gar­den to cel­e­brate its ties to Abo­rig­i­nal her­itage.

Mrs Ed­wards said Bun­nings in Clark­son had do­nated plants and a hand­made bridge for the trail, which crosses a dry river bed with peb­bles painted by stu­dents.

The store also do­nated a firepit, which the school planned to use to show­case culi­nary de­lights of lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture.

“More than 30 types of bush tucker plants have been planted in the her­itage gar­den, in­clud­ing na­tive fruit bear­ing trees, shrubs and ground cov­ers with a va­ri­ety of cul­tural uses,” she said.

“The gar­den will be used to bring aware­ness and ed­u­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity on the im­por­tance of our en­vi­ron­ment and the na­tive Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture and his­tory.”

Mrs Ed­wards said gar­den fea­tures in­cluded a mia mia shel­ter, a yarn­ing cir­cle, sign-posted bush tucker plants, in­for­ma­tion sig­nage along the trail and a Dream­time Rainbow Ser­pent mu­ral.

An of­fi­cial open­ing of the gar­den is planned for later this month.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484247

Chance Mitchell, Chaniekah Lit­tle, teacher Shauna Nar­rier, Joel Far­rell and Sum­mer Adams at the bush tucker gar­den.

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