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Bush tucker at Mundulla primary school

Date posted: 10 May 2012

The students at Mundulla primary school decided they needed to do something to brighten up the front of their school. Two proposals were put forward, create a garden to attract butterflies or plant a bush tucker garden. The students voted to support the bush tucker proposal, so after consulting aboriginal experts, muntries, pig-face, speargrass and salt bush were planted.

A rock lined path winds through the garden and a dripper system was installed, fed from a nearby rainwater tank. The plants are still small so it will be a few years before they are producing bush tucker. Plans to extend the garden further into the school yard  will ensure future generations of students will be able to enjoy healthy and tasty bush tucker with their school lunches and recess snacks.

The pay off for the current students is they learnt about aboriginal culture, native vegetation management, horticulture and landscaping as well as developed new skills and a responsible attitude to tackling a worthwhile project.

Source: 891 ABC Adelaide


Last updated: 15 May 2012
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