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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

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: asdp@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 28 March 2014
 
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