For my design project, I’m considering using bushfood as a way to increase the backyard yield (permaculture design principle #3: obtain a yield). This covers any native flora or fauna used for culinary or medicinal purposes (according to Wikipedia). They are already adapted to soil and weather conditions in Australia, and have the potential to form more connections with the ecosystem (permaculture design principle #8: integrate rather than segregate), which builds in redundancy if any disaster strikes.
I consider it a step towards accepting wisdom from the Wurundjeri wilam clan, who were owners of land in Melbourne pre-European settlement.
As part of that, I had a lovely morning visiting CERES earlier in October and had a look at their nursery.
Check out some goodies below…
What about you? Would you recommend any other nurseries? Have you had any experiences growing and eating bushfood?