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