Australian Bushfood Conference 2023 May 27th – 28th on sale now!
Design and Development of Urban Landscapes for Bush Food Production
We invite you to attend the Australian Bushfoods Conference to honour the First Australians who had a wide range of uses for these plants including sustenance and medicine.
The Countdown is on; make sure to get in quick to get your discounted early bird ticket. Offer ends 30th April. Are you a bushfood producer? Display your bushfood products at our associated expo of products free of charge. For more
AUSTRALIAN TECHNOLOGY & AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
4808-4822 Mount Lindesay Highway, North Maclean QLD 4280
Early Bird Registration by 30th April – $200 (closed)
Registration from 1st May – $225
Sponsored Bushfood Producer** – $100
Dinner 6pm Saturday at venue – $35
Pre-Conference Tour Friday 26th – $50
**For producers who sustained flood damage to their crops.
Sponsored participants – growers who faced hardships due to floods in the last two years can apply for assistance to attend the conference on both days.
Application for the sponsored discount will be on a case-by-case basis and is to be sent to the Chair – Rod Drew by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Display your bushfood products at the associated “Expo of Products” during the conference. Book your table with Naren: email@example.com
Conference Registration 8.30am 27th May 2023
The conference ends Sunday 28th May 2023 at 3.00pm
Payment Method: Bank: Commonwealth Bank Australia
ATAC Bushfoods BSB 064-203 Account number 1071 3488
Hosted by Queensland Bushfood Association & Australian Technology and Agricultural College and supported by The Australian Institute of Horticulture.
Free camping available for 3 nights at Tully Memorial Park situated 800m from Conference venue. Note: camping in tents is not permitted.
Friday 26th Optional Tour
Limpinwood Gardens Wholesale Nursery, Limpinwood, NSW.
Visit to Spirit of Australia Gallery – Surfers Paradise
8:00 – 8:30 Conference Registration
8:30 – Opening – Professor Rod Drew
8.30 – First Nation “Welcome to Country” – Ms. Paula Nohot
8.45 – 8.55 Welcome by Deputy Mayor of Logan City Council, Cr. Laurie Koranski
9:00 – 9:45 Brenden Moore – First Nations Community Greening Officer; The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. “Connection to Aboriginal people and plants and common use”
9:45 – 10:30 Gerry Turpin – Manager, Tropical Indigenous Centre, James Cook University.
“Bush tucker project with 3 different communities”
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea Exhibition & Networking
11:00 – 11:30 Jade King has a passion for soil chemistry, plant physiology, entomology and all things agricultural and will answer all your questions on Finger Limes.
11:30 – 12:00 Attila Kapitany “Australian Edible Succulent Plants”
12:00 – 12:15 Vinesh Prasad – Manager of Banyula – Integration of Macadamia, Finger Limes, Davidson Plums, Beef cattle and plant nutrition
12:15 – 12:30 Angela Seng-Williams -Head of Engagement and Advocacy, Queensland Fruit and Vegetable Growers
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
1:30 – 2:00 Dick Copeman – “Northey St City Farm’s efforts to work with First Nations people”
2:00 – 2:30 Sophie Ader – Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences, QAAFI, Uni of Qld
“Examples of successful Indigenous-led native botanical value chains.”
2:30 – 3:00 Dr Ian Cock, Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security Griffith University
“Anti-inflammatory properties of Kakadu plum fruit and leaf extracts”
3:00 – 3:30pm Afternoon Tea Exhibition & Networking
3:30 – 4:00 Jude Mayall – President of Qld Bushfood Association and owner of Outback Chef and Wild Food Farm on Philip Island. Culinary uses of bushfoods
4:00-4:30 Paula Nihot “Local plants – Ecological knowledges, story and language”
4:30 – 5:30 Panel Discussion / questions – All Speakers from Saturday: Audience Interaction
6:30pm Dinner – Digeridoo performance by Brenden Moore.
8:00 – 8:30 Conference Registration
8:30 Welcome Dr Narendra Nand
8:30 – 9:00 Mark Tucek – “Tucker Bush, how it started and where it is now”
9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Andrew Pengelly – Indigenous Plants for Health “Eat your native greens”
9:30 – 10:00 Madhukar Padma Kalvva – “Galeru Bushfoods Property and Sovereign Foods”
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea. Exhibition & Networking
10:30 – 12:00 Australian Institute of Horticulture – Green Walls and Rooftop Gardens using bushfood plants presented by Michael Casey, immediate Past President of AIH and Clarence Slockee, Director, Jiwah Pty Ltd
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Exhibition
1:30 – 2:00 Russell Stanford – Correctional Officer, Palen Creek Correctional Centre.
“Grafting Kakadu Plums onto a Sea Almond rootstock”
2:00 – 2:30 Alan Knight – “Plant ID”
2:30 – 3:30: Panel Discussion / questions with Speakers – Audience Interaction
Chair: Professor Rod Drew