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Growing & Cooking with Bushfoods

Growing & Cooking with Bushfoods

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

Explore Australian bush foods with this informative workshop. You will take a tour of the grounds of CERES where you will learn how to identify bush foods, and finish with a hands on demonstration of how to incorporate bush foods into simple, tasty and nutritious meals, desserts and snacks.


About the workshop

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
Trainers Profiles

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.

Workshop Specifics

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 get?

  • Handouts on bushfoods
  • Tastings of delicious bushfood recipes
  • Recipes to take home

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy enclosed footwear, long hair tied back for kitchen use.

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.


May 4 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Growing Cooking Bushfoods May Full Fare
$ 150.00
12 available
Growing Cooking Bushfoods May Concession
$ 135.00
12 available
Growing Cooking Bushfoods May CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
12 available

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