Take a deep dive into bush
food and ecology
The Quorn Community Landcare Group invite Kurti Festival ticket holders to join an amazing line-up of speakers in the Town Hall and at the Pithi Kawi Walking trail over the Kurti Festival weekend.
ABC’s Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will host and facilitate a range of speakers to discuss selecting, growing, harvesting and processing native food plants in low rainfall regions.
Whether you’re a farmer, gardener, community volunteers or local business with an interest in native foods – there is something here for everyone!
A guided tour with well-known author and native foods expert Neville Bonney to a local Kurti (Quandong) plantation will be available to a small number of ticket holders. This tour aims to share industry knowledge of growing and maintaining a productive bush food plantation.
The Pithi Kawi Walking trail features the Quorn Bush Food Garden. Designed and planted only two years ago, the beautiful parklands showcase a large variety of local native plant species of cultural importance to our local community.
Garden talks and presentations will include topics of native bees of the Flinders, composting and worm farming, creating a cultivar, on-farm bush food production, water wise gardening, sandalwood propagation and Nukunu cultural knowledge.
The weekend will provide plenty of opportunities to listen to a fantastic range of knowledgeable speakers including: Sophie Thomson, Travis Thomas, Neville Bonney, John Zwar, Iain Dunk, Patricia Slattery, Kurt Tschirner & Angus Jones.
In conjunction with SA Arid Lands and the Pithi Kawi Bush Food Garden, this curriculum of events is fascinating and informative.