Noosa Bush Tucker Calendar

In recent times of COVID-19, bushfires, and floods, our fresh food supplies have been disrupted. This prompted our Botanical Art group members to start a conversation about bush tucker.

Our first nation’s people – Gubbi Gubbi people would have foraged this area for food in addition to the clams and fish. This brought the group to the decision to research the local bush tucker plants.

They began the project by choosing a particular plant, researching it and designing a worksheet which gave  the botanical, common and aboriginal names for the plants. These are all in a A3 display folder as part of the ECO ART exhibition.

The worksheets also explain how the food sources were gathered, prepared and eaten. For example – the Burdekin plum was buried to ripen before eating.

Noosa Botanical Art group is justifiably proud of the 2023 calendar they have produced and hope each month of 2023 will bring awareness of the importance and beauty of nature.

If you would like to buy a calendar, they are available in our Wattle Studio shop or online – BUY NOW.