(please note - I have kept this list as it was at the time of publication - for up-to-date info on groups, go to www.ausbushfoods.com)
ARBIA (no longer active)
(Australian Rainforest Bushfoods Industry Association)
PO Box 6407
S. Lismore 2480
Message Bank: 017 924 196
Membership: $60 p.a. full voting
$40 p.a. non-voting associate member
Newsletter (4 per year).
Native Food Growers Group Inc
1358 Triamble Rd
Hargraves NSW 2850
Fax: 0263 738 636
Queensland Bushfood Cooperative Ltd
Secretary: David Cooke
PO Box 358
Beerwah Qld 4519
Ph: 07 54 946 037
South East Sustainable Bushfood Industry Group
Secretary: Terence Carpenter
443 Kameruka Lane
Candelo NSW 2550
Ph: 02 64 932 227
Fax: 0264 932 225
Southern Bushfood Association
President: David Thompson,
RMB 7390A Wartook VIC 3401
Ph/fax: 03 5383 6247
General membership: $35 pa
Commercial membership: $50 pa
6 newsletters per year
Arid Land Growers Association Inc
Nectar Brooks Station via
Ph: 08 8634 7 077
Southern Vales Bushfood
PO Box 344
Ph: 08 8383 6481
Australian Native Bee Research Centre
Promotes the preservation and enjoyment of Australian native bees. Publishes 'Aussie Bee'.
PO Box 74
North Richmond, NSW 2754
Fax: 02 4576 1196
Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Association
PO POWELLTOWN VIC 3797
Ph: 03 5966 7 333
Fax: 03 5966 7433
Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Assoc. in Aust
PO Box 54 BELLINGEN NSW 2454 Ph: (066) 55-0404
Fax: (066) 55-0399
Biological Farmers of Australia
GPO Box 2577 CANBERRA CITY
Ph: (076) 393 299
Fax: (076) 393 755
Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS)
PO Box 347 Dickson, ACT 2602
Organic Herb Growers of Australia Inc
P.O. Box 6171 SOUTH LISMORE NSW 2480. Ph: (066) 291 057
Tree Crops Centre
PO Box 27, Subiaco, WA 6008
Phone: (08) 9388 1965
Fax: (08) 9388 1852
Australian Quandong Industry Association Inc
President: Graham Herde
PO Box 236
Upper Sturt, SA 5156
Ph/Fax: 088 634 7077
Fraser Coast Essential Oils Association
PO Box 26
Maryborough QLD 4650
Assists in the growing and distillation of Australian natives.
Ph: 07 4121 4588
Fax: 07 4121 4566
Henry Doubleday Research Ass.
816 Comleroy Rd Kurrajong NSW 2758
Est. 1970 to promote organic methods and principles in gardening and farming.
Australian Sandalwood ~ Graham & Iris Herde
Eremocitrus glauca ~ The Editor
Eucalyptus - edible and useful ~ Christine Jones
'Synthetic' crops ~ Rob Fletcher
The Growing Cycle ~ Mary Meadows
Grower's Notes ~ Wandu Yerta
Bunya ~ Peter Lewis
Pouteria (syn. planchonella) ~ David Sommerville
Bushfoods & Farm Forestry ~ Margaret Bailey
Native Bees ~ Dr Anne Dollin
Broken Hill Project ~ Steve Ross
Quandong ~ AQIA
What's it taste like? Akadjura
St Kilda Indigenous Nursery
Coastal species - phone for full
03 9645 2477
525 Williamstown Rd,
QLD: Cairns (Atherton Tableland)
Yuruga Native Plants
Specialist growers of native plants (including bushfoods) for Northern Aust. Phone for price list:
07 4093 3826
Kennedy Hway, Walkamin 4872
Yeppoon Rainforest Nursery
Native rainforest species.
Bushfood plants. W'sale & retail
Ph/fax: 0749 393 963
Mobile: 0419 683 157
PO Box 109 Yeppoon 4703
Permaculture nursery with a large range of edible native and rainforest plants
37 Bangalla St, Auchenflower
Ph: 07 3870 3872
NSW - Northern NSW
Wide range of species
55 Station St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482.
S.E. Qld: Tallebudgera
Bush Nuts Native Nursery
A propagation/wholesale nursery with over 200 rainforest and rainforest margin species
64 Syndicate Rd
Tallebudgera Valley 4228
Ph/fax: 0755 338 105
NSW: South Coast
South Coast Flora
Species suitable for temperate/cool climates, including: Illawarra plum, Mountain pepper, Cool climate Syzygium spp, native herbs and teas.
146 Dignam's Creek Rd, Via Cobargo NSW 2550
Phone: 026 493 6747
SA, Port Augusta
Nector Brook Discovery Plantation
Santalum spicatum (Australian Sandalwood) Propagated to order for Autumn and Spring planting. In biodegradable tubes with host plants. $3.50 each.
Box 393 Port Augusta 5700
Ph/Fax: 0886 347 077
Royston Petrie Seeds
Large range of edible Acacia+
Bunya Pine, Brachychiton, Cissus, Syzygium, Lomandra, Macadamia, Podocarpus, Santalum.
Phone for full seed list.
Ph: 02 9654 1186.
Fax: 02 9654 2658
77 Kenhurst Rd, Kenthurst, NSW 2156
Seed of Warrigal Greens
100 seed pack: $2.50 posted
200 seed pack: $3.50 posted
Through the magazine:
38 Mountain View Rd
Maleny Qld 4552
Lemon Myrtle Ground Leaf
$1.80 for 15gm resealable jar, $50 per kilo. Premium quality. Certified ANSAS (chemical residue free) and processed to HACCP standard.
Bushfoods of Australia on
02 6687 1005
Barung Landcare Nursery...
carries a wide selection of rainforest bushfood species.
Contact us for a listing:
Ph: 07 5494 3151
Fax: 07 5494 3141
Do you want to learn more about our beautiful
Join the Society for Growing Australian Plants (S.G.A.P.)
For membership enquiries:
Mrs Cherree Densley
9390 Princes H'way
Killarney 3282 (03) 5568 7226
and Bush Tomato
Call Karlee on
0266 871 005
Garden Design and Consultancy
consultant and specialist grower of Tasmanian Native Plants.
Dip. Art., Cert. Hort., MAIH
Ph/Fax:03 6239 1575
Mobile: 041958 7139
Are you buying or selling? Be seen here. Call, fax or email to find out how easy it is.
Sammy. Ph: 07 54 943 812. Fax: 07 54 943 506. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By no means an exhaustive list ...Acacia aulacocarpa
Acronychia acidula, wilcoxiana
Syzygium australe, coryanthum, hodginkinsonia, oleosum
A taste of the bush:
Australian Dry-zone Acacias for Human Food:
Australian Flora Bush Foods links:
Bush food production :
Australian Native Fine Food Pty Ltd:
Cuisines of Australia (Vic Cherikoff):
Greening Australia - Queensland:
Bush Food Links:
Bush Food Links:
Bush Food Plants for Northern NSW:
Bush food production:
Danekas Kangaroo & Oz Food Discussion Forum:
Emerging Indigenous Crops of Australia:
Mother Natures Bush Tucker:
Muntari Wild Food Plants
The Society for Growing Australian Plants:
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"How can we know these people if we do not know their stories?
How can we walk together if we have not shared
something with them?"
This is a very simple concept - the creation of reconciliation bushfood gardens throughout the country. Those these gardens, and their stories, can only be designed by Aboriginal people, the creation of the physical gardens can and should be a shared experience.
How Can it Be Done?
The magazine is calling for expressions of interest from anyone who wants to be part of the Reconciliation Gardens program.
At the moment, everything is needed - but mainly support and enthusiasm. A Reconciliation Garden Association will be formed so that appropriate funding can be sought and a representative committee formed.
Our first step is to gain the approval and support of the people themselves. Is this an appropriate way in which we can come to work together?
The next step is to get support, funding and sponsorship. Nurseries, local councils, Landcare groups, Rotary - we won't be asking for support, but suggesting they become involved.
The magazine has begun a campaign to keep the media involved and intrigued and this will continue.
The magazine has built up a species list and is linking this to various regions and groups.
The magazine has also put together a small information packaging for interested people -
so if you feel you can be part of the Reconciliation Gardens concept, please contact us for further details.
Ph: 07 5494 3812. Fax: 07 5494 3506.
52 Palm St, , Maleny, Qld, 4552