Our Hollywood students participated in Bush Tucker planting in partnership with Friends of Hollywood Reserve and Nedlands Council this week. Our focus on enriching students understanding of Aboriginal Cultural links at our school is driven by Mrs Sue Wood, who is committed to pursuing strong partnerships that supporting this focus. Our Bush Tucker gardens will grow native bush tucker, which can then be harvested during the six Nyoongar seasons - Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. There are subtle variations that signal the transition from one season to another—changes in the weather, which plants are in flower, and which bush foods are abundant.
Working with Hollywood Reserve and Nedlands Council demonstrates the power of a community who is committed to working together to make a very real difference to the cultural opportunities our children are able to experience and participate in. Not only will our students be able to benefit from this culturally rich resource, across all learning areas, but other school and community groups will also be able to enjoy the Bush Tucker garden for years to come.