A few months ago, while binge eating my favourite chocolate-coated Lemon Myrtle Macadamia nuts (thank you @chocolategrove) I began thinking about Australian Native food plants. Being unsure of exactly what was out there, I did a quick google search and discovered a long list of Australian “Bushfoods” I didn’t know anything about. I had always associated Bushfood a.k.a Bushtucker with Witchetty Grubs, Honey Ants, or Kangaroo, and not plants. Silly of me, I know!
Wanting to know more, I read all about the different plants species, where they grow, their botanical names, indigenous names, their uses, and nutritional value. Filling my mind with so much wonderful information made me feel inspired and gave me the idea for NOURISHED: Australian Bush Food Collection.
Food-producing plants have been nourishing life in Australia for thousands of years and I thought there was no better way to honour that gift than by doing art. With a diverse array of native spices, nuts, fruits and vegetables to choose from, I finally selected 12 subjects to give my attention. The plants I chose appealed to me the most for their beautiful foliage, flowers and fruit.
It surprised me to learn that in many cases Australian Bushfood far surpassed the nutritional value of fresh foods we buy in our supermarkets today. Why aren't these foods stocked in our supermarkets?
I am hoping my collection will help to create awareness of Australian Bush Foods and the benefits they provide us, and perhaps someday soon we will all be able to easily access them from our local stores. I have compiled a list below of companies/individuals doing their bit for Bush Foods in Australia.
I hope you enjoy viewing NOURISHED: Australian Bush Food Collection.
To learn more about Bushfoods, check out the links below.
*** I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH THE COMPANIES LISTED ABOVE. THE LIST WAS COMPILED TO BE OF SERVICE TO YOU. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR COMPANY LISTED HERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME ***
I will also be taking a break from 14 December to 11 January. Any orders received during this time will be processed for delivery upon return.
Wishing you all the best for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. 💖
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International Delivery - Order before 16 November 2020 (and also check there are no COVID-19 border restrictions in place prior to ordering to avoid disappointment).
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Let’s help take the Swift Parrot off the critically endangered animal list by contributing to the conservation efforts that are assisting to ensure we don’t lose these gorgeous birds forever. Read more about Swift Parrots here
Every little bit helps, so I will donate 25% from all profits made from the sale of my Get Home Swiftly print to non-profit organisation, Bush Heritage Australia.
You can visit their website direct to read more about the amazing work they do. https://www.bushheritage.org.au/
Click here to order your print now. Get Home Swiftly
I have decided to list Eucalyptus Bloom on Spoonflower for the sake of convenience and to accommodate the requests I’ve received for wallpaper. By visiting the link below, you can now get your hands on wallpaper, bedding, and more. All ready made and delivered to your door.
I am very pleased to announce that worldwide distributor, Two Green Zebras, have added my designs to their Devonstone Collection. Right now sample cards are going out to sales reps in preparation for store orders. If you have been eagerly waiting for these designs to land and you want to be first in, best dressed, then here’s what you can do.
Contact your favourite quilting/patchwork fabric store and ask them to get in touch with Two Green Zebras to order in your favourite design. Pre-sale orders will be taken for the next few months and then the fabric will hitting stores near and far in February.
Visit this link for product codes and info.