Outsiders Club

Bush tucker garden takes shape at Forster Reflections

21 Jun 2023
5 minutes

Reflections Holiday Parks Forster Beach has a new bush tucker garden that guests are keen to use and will form part of cultural education programs in the future.

Park manager Justine Syme and groundsman Gordon Elliott worked hard alongside Will and Madi from Aboriginal educational provider Deadly Ed to plant the native garden.

Justine, Will and Madi were interviewed by the ABC Northcoast.

The bush tucker garden forms part of the cultural tourism pilot project between Crown Lands and Reflections which aims to introduce more cultural experiences in our Parks and invites Aboriginal people to share their culture.

The partnership has enabled Reflections to employ an Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Cheryl Newton, who is building relationships and connections between Aboriginal peoples and organisations and our parks.

Brimming with native plants that have many cultural uses and can be incorporated into well-being and cooking, the bush tucker garden took a lot of teamwork.

A special thanks also to our Seal Rocks park managers Dan and Katie, who were on hand to capture the digging and planting and are planning to put in their own bush tucker garden.