Growing and Cooking with Bush Foods

Delve into the intriguing and delicious world of learning to grow and cook Australian bush foods.

Workshop details

This five-hour workshop will run on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 25 Feb or
10am – 3pm

Sat 6 May or
10am – 3pm

Sat 4 Nov
10am – 3pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

Explore Australian bush foods with CERES site horticulturist Belinda Kennedy. During the workshop you will learn how to incorporate bush foods into simple, tasty and nutritious meals, desserts and snacks.

In this workshop you’ll:

  • Tour the CERES bush food gardens
  • Learn how to identify, grow and maintain a variety of local bush foods
  • Gain knowledge of bush foods from further afar – tropical delights from Australia’s north, peppery spices from the south

Belinda Kennedy has been working within the horticulture industry for more than a decade, specialising in sustainable and organic garden design and management that utilises permaculture principles. She has worked in numerous fields within the industry alongside several key landscape designers throughout Melbourne; co-designing, implementing and maintaining home landscapes on various scales; teaching training courses and workshops in certified horticulture and landscape design along with revegetation work along Melbourne’s waterways and parklands.

Belinda has completed an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture at Melbourne University, a Permaculture Design Course and is currently employed as the site horticulturalist and volunteer coordinator at CERES Community Environment Park alongside running a sustainable garden design and maintenance company. Along with her hands-on experience she is currently working on several literary productions based on permaculture and sustainable gardening along with producing a plant database for the inner Melbourne region.

What will I learn?

  • How to identify and harvest bush foods
  • How to grow and maintain bush foods in the home garden
  • How to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes

What will I take away?

  • Handouts and recipes

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes/boots

Terms and conditions

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