June 9th Albany WA - Bush Food - Supply Chain Dynamics for Traditional Knowledge Enterprises in the Great Southern. Event poster can be shared from Community Food Events facebok page.
Bush food and product development is becoming an important economic activity throughout Australia and it is no different here in the Great Southern. However, product development on the south coast is not as well established as in other parts of the country. This field day provides an opportunity for industry leaders from around Australia to discuss their insights into the issues facing producers and developers here on the south coast. This discussion will help stakeholders here on the south coast develop a strategy to progress business opportunities in this exciting and growing sector.
Bruce Pascoe - Native grains research and their economic viability. Barriers and issues to
making this a reality.
Kim Courtney - Horticulture Lecturer Kimberley Regional TAFE, Broome. Kim has worked
extensively with the Aboriginal community to develop the production of the Billy Goat
Plum, Terminalia ferdinandia in both a production horticulture sense and from wild
Merridoo Walbidi - A Walmatjarri Elder living in Bidyadanga, south of Broome that has
helped source and develop suitable cultivars of the Billy Goat Plum.
David Baume - An NT vegetable grower that was instrumental in establishing the supply
chain to market for the Billy Goat Plum to Asia and the US. All of this produce was sourced
as wild harvest.
Geoff Woodall - Local bushfood agronomist
Maude Bonshore Local Aboriginal farm manager with the first commercial crop of bush
foods on the south coast.
ANFIL representative TBC
BAWA representative Noongar entrepreneur, Dale Tilbrook
Paul Iskov Bush food chef
John Phillip/Amanda Garner Mahogany Creek Distributors TBC
Professor Steve Hopper - is a Western Australian botanist, graduated in Biology, specialising
in conservation biology and vascular plants. He has written eight books, and has over 200
publications to his name. He was Director of Kings Park in Perth for seven years, and CEO
of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority for five. He is currently Foundation Professor
of Plant Conservation Biology at The University of Western Australia. He was Director of
the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 2006 to 2012
Allison Lulfitz - PhD Candidate Shares her finding in Vegetation Responses to Noongar Land
Management Practices in Old and Young Landscapes
Kado Muir & Steve Birkbeck - Private investment as a driver in the establishment of local
community led businesses. The Kalgoorlie story.
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