- Objects of the association:
- To promote the growing and use of Australian native food plants.
- To share our interest and knowledge with other like-minded organisations and people and to establish co-operative relationships and arrangements with other organisations that have similar aims.
- To accumulate and disseminate information for the benefit of members including organising guest speakers, field trips, seminars, displays and related activities.
Thursday 29th September 2016 10.30am Deception Bay Library
Cooking with Bushfood – with Dale Chapman
Learn to make a dukkah using native herbs and spices,and scones using a special bushfood blend. This cooking demonstration and tasting is led by accomplished Indigenous Australian Bush Tucker Chef Dale Chapman. Dale is enthusiastic about the benefits of bushfood and has over 25 years’ experience in the food industry, both as a chef and a cooking instructor. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/welcomingplaces/#cooking
Tuesday 4th October 2016 Doug Brownlow will be giving a talk on bushfood to Native Plants Qld Samford Branch, CWA Hall, Main St, Samford at 7.30pm.
Saturday 29th October 2016 10.00am Caboolture Library. QBA member, Veronica Coogan from Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery shares the knowledge and experience she’s gained over her 18 years involvement with native food plants, giving tips on how to create a bushfood garden so you can enjoy the ‘Wild Taste of the Rainforest’ in your own backyard.
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 11am Bribie Island Library
Cooking with Bushfood – with Dale Chapman
Register on line for all these library events.
Past Events - 2016
Saturday 6th August 2016 10am – 11.30am Bush tucker walk and high tea @ Parks Alive Bookings essential. https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-brisbane/events-council-venues/parks-gardens-events/roma-street-parkland-events#/?i=1
Friday 5th – 14th August 2016 Veronica Coogan from Witjuti Grub Nursery is having a display of bushfood plants at the Royal National Show in Brisbane so come along and meet 12 QBA members who are helping to man the stand on various days. Location is near the old Museum.
Sunday 7thAugust 2016 What's Cooking in the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens? 9:00am-3:00pm http://www.whatscookinginthegardens.com.au/
Sunday 14th August 2016. Valley Bees meeting at Honeybee Farm Kandanga, 1-30pm with a special 10am Native Bee event held beforehand at Gympie Landcare Nursery with visiting Brazilian native bee expert and Biologist Giorgio Venturieri giving an informative presentation on native bees.
Sunday 28th August 2016 10.30am Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha in the Australian Rainforest. Bushfood for Children Bookings required.
Saturday 10th September 2016 Mary Valley College grounds and hall in Imbil. All bees are celebrated on the day - honey bees, stingless native bees, solitary bees, live hives and splits/transfers, pollination, habitat and bee gardens.
Saturday 10th September 2016 2.00pm Redcliffe Library
Saturday 17th September - Sunday 18 September 2016 9:00am Native Plants Qld Annual Show at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.“Native Plants for Small Gardens” – QBA are having a display and Sheryl Backhouse will be giving a talk at midday and handing out tastings of bushfood.
Past Events - 2015
Look forward to seeing some of you at the Kenilworth Food Festival this Saturday 4th April. Have a look at the following link but you must do it through Internet Explorer as it doesn't read well in Google Chrome and you won't be able to view the program in Google: http://www.kenilworthfoodfest.org.au/ Graeme White, President of the Qld Bushfood Association, is organising it so look out for him. Veronica from Witjuti will be selling bushfood plants there. If you're an early bird, then enjoy Breakfast in the Park at 7am. Then at 10.00am it's Cheester Egg Hunt for children aged four to seven years. Hunt for the Special Golden Cheester Egg! $2.00 Entry. Registration from 8.00am at enclosed children’s play area.
Chef Peter Wolfe will be demonstrating how he fuses native bushfood flavours with Asian and European Cuisines at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Peter puts on an excellent show so you will be highly entertained!
During the festival the Kenilworth Historical Museum in Alexandra St, [top of Philip St] will be open from 9am-2pm.
Of course, it's beautiful country around there so study your map and try out some of those back roads and do take your esky to bring home some of that yummy Kenilworth yoghurt and cheese.
Bushfood Conference - Saturday 3rd October 2015
"Education and Innovations in Bushfoods"
Venue - Griffith Uni., Nathan Environmental Bldg. Lecture Theatre N55_0.06
Bushfood dinner & social after the conference at 6.00 pm at the same venue - $30.00.
We will be having our AGM at 11.45am at Dreamtime Kullilla who are celebrating on the weekend of 16th 17th May 2015, 349 Macdonnell Road, Clontarf. UBD Map 91 Ref C6. Chef Dale Chapman will be cooking bushfood at 10.30am, Graeme White will be talking on bushfood at 12.30pm and Michael Connolly from Kullilla will come on at 2.00pm to give you a cultural experience on everything you wanted to know about Aboriginal Culture but were too afraid to ask!!!!! Please note that these times change slightly if you attend on Sunday. They are: 10am, 12.00pm and 1.30pm. http://www.kullillaart.com.au/default.asp?PageID=430