Bush food fighters

Cashing in their superannuation in 2001, Mike, a commercial horticulturalist, and his wife, Gayle, travelled the lonesome roads deep into the outback to find the frontier of native bush foods.

More than a decade later, indigenous communities are given plants from Reedy Creek Nursery to tend on small plots. The harvests are then bought by the Quarmbys and made into sauces, cordials and herb mixtures under the Outback Pride label. In order for Indigenous people to have free and exclusive use of the Reedy Creek Nursery varieties, the plants are protected by DNA fingerprinting, ensuring they won’t be patented by non-Indigenous growers.

Source: www.sbs.com.au

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I am a drama/ history teacher and have just started a Masters of Education Teacher Librarian. I have been involved extensively in the arts, mostly in dance and theatre. I have worked in community theatre through federal arts funded projects and also worked with Ausdance National at National Youth Dance Festivals. I have worked in schools as an "outside professional", and decided to complete and Grad Dip Ed. I was very keen to work in drama in schools but have since gained a number of blocks as teacher librarian. I enjoy the dynamic nature of the work, team teaching, collaborating, management and developing relationships with students who access the library. I have done some renovating and re-organising of teaching areas. I am having a crash course in Oasis library catalogue and also technology! Looking forward to the masters and all it has to offer!
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