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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

PowerPlants: sustainable gardens in remote communities

 

Overview

The PowerPlants program is the initiative of the Alice Springs Desert Park, a centre for education, research and sustainability as well as offering tourist facilities.

PowerPlants are:

The PowerPlants program is for all Aboriginal people to learn to develop and maintain a bush medicine and bush tucker garden in their community. The program can work in towns and in remote communities.

The PowerPlants program can:

In collaboration with the Batchelor Institute, staff at the Alice Springs Desert Park will train people in setting up and maintaining a community garden of 'powerplants'. Those who complete this training will earn points towards a Certificate II in Horticulture.

Abstract adapted from Alice Springs Desert Park

Contacts

Scott Pullyblack
Curator (Botany)
Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs NT 0871
PO Box 1120
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 8788
Fax: (08) 8951 8720
Email: scott.pullybank@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 8 May 2015
 
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