In Water Lesson One | Clarence Stockee (Jiwah), attendees joined Cudgenburra/Bundjalung Aboriginal man, Clarence Slockee, and the Jiwah team for an intimate encounter with the South Eveleigh Community Rooftop. Attendees learned about the intricacies of the garden’s sustainable water system and gathered new knowledge on native edibles.

Exercise | Where are our Australian natives?

Australia is home to 24,000 species of native plants; can you find

any in your neighbourhood?

  1. Walk to your local park.

  2. Observe the plants and flowers.

  3. Take a guess! Choose a plant in the park you think might be an Australian native and think about the colour, shape, smell, texture and size.

  4. Take a photograph of the plant.

  5. When you return home, do some additional research. try and find out more about your plant – is it an Australian Native or an introduced species?

  6. Tip: Use a variety of sources including the internet, books and other friends and family members.