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Bushfoods Field Trip- Workshop
Mon. 2 May 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST
Bushfood Growers Project.
The bushfoods industry is booming, our products are sought out from both the domestic and international markets. At this stage demand is outstripping supply. Find out how you can utilise your land to develop a bushfoods enterprise.
The project is two-fold:
Comprising of 3 x one-day workshops across NSW. This event is the Northern Rivers Workshop which will be held as a field trip on farms around the Lismore region:
09:30 – 09:35
Acknowledgement of Country, Introduction & Housekeeping
09:35 – 10:00
Setting the scene – The Native food and medicine industry- growing trends e.g. boutique beers and wine
Overview of the Fingerlime Industry and tour of Fingerlime facility including new digital sorting and packing facility
11:15 – 12:15
Travel to Myrtle Farm at The Channon, tour the farm and facilities and discuss the products, varities,particular needs, markets and value added products
12:30 – 13:15
Travel to Nimbin Rocks BBQ Lunch - sample native food products
Native bees and products- Steve’s bees – an Introduction to the industry, capital outlay, products, work flow
Tour of Nimbin Rocks Nursery and new Bushfood plantations
Travel to Lismore - Bus discussion Questions and Answers - Next Stage
It is planned to deliver Stage 2 of this project after all of the workshops have been completed. Stage 2 consists of Assisting up to 10 x Aboriginal Land Owners (following workshop attendance and EOI submission) to develop an action plan for their proposed site including soil testing and identification of suitable plant types based on the needs of the industry and creating a sustainable enterprise model for the land owners. This will include mentoring and support for an initial period, membership to the Australian Native Food Industry Limited (ANFIL), linkages with Bushfood Sensations and other peak bodies that can help support the business through its development.