Bush tucker guru shares her skill
BUSH tucker expert Lyn Field will conduct bush tucker talks during the Australia Day activities at Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Wednesday.
'I was taught bush food, survival food and bush remedies by my parents and other ancestors as well as an Aboriginal elder,' Ms Field said yesterday.
She said bush tucker was plentiful if you knew where to look for it.
'People in the past have starved to death surrounded by a supermarket of easily available food,' she said.
She said the bush tucker she would speak about on Australia Day included the Burdekin plum, wild passionfruit, lilly pillies, figs, the Australian pomegranate, the fluoride bush, lemon scented myrtle (for bush tea) and nectar flowers.
'I always am very clear with people not to eat anything from the garden or the bush unless someone is 100 per cent sure that it is edible and harmless,' she said.
Ms Field conducts regular bush tucker talks at the gardens. On Wednesday these will be at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.45pm.