NEW FINE ART COLLECTION
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 ***