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  • Jean Aquinde
    Keymaster

    Hi Hieu,

    The rainwater harvesting system specified in project opportunity 6.1 is intended to support the bush tucker gardening within the hub. I suggest you read more about the Vision of a Collective Hub on Country to help you visualise how the rainwater harvesting system fits in the bigger picture.

    May I know why you’re interested to know the house shape?

    Thanks,
    Jean

    Hieu Nguyen
    Participant

    Dear EWB Challenge Team,

    I am doing some researches about the Water Management category. And I would like to ask you about this specific project opportunity. Is this rainwater harvesting project supposed to be created for the Hub? Or is it designed for Yirrganydji’s houses?

    Can I also ask you some images about Yirrganydji’s house shape and its appearance for us to see it more clearly?

    Kind regards,
    Hieu Nguyen

    #5113

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Jean Aquinde
    Keymaster

    Hi Lakdinu,

    There are many variables that can play in identifying how much water is needed for a bush tucker garden such as the type and variety of plants, size of the garden, existing weather condition and more.

    This article suggests that during dry season, most plants need about 30mm of water each week and bush tuckers will probably need less.

    Regards,
    Jean

    #5112

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Lakdinu Nomal
    Participant

    How much average volume of water needed for a normal bush tucker garden per month?

    #5089

    In reply to: HUB locations

    Ruth Cash
    Participant

    Hello, has the Dawul Wuru Corporation decided on a location for their main Hub site? (And/or) are they going to have satelite infrastructures in other areas too? An example would be a bush tucker nursery at a different site, as well as, or separate from, the main Hub site. My Design Area is 6 Water Management.

    #5060

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Jean Aquinde
    Keymaster

    Hi Pingtzir and Sunil,

    While bush tucker refers to any food native to Australia, including plants and animals, we’ve defined bush tucker as food from native plants in the project opportunities (4.1 and 4.2) under the Caring for the Land design area. Generally, native plants can be found in different habitats, including the coastal area.

    In this case, food sources (oysters, fish, abalone, etc.) from the marine environment will likely fall under the Caring for the Sea design area.

    You may want to check out the existing discussion about bush tuckers here. Alternatively, you may quickly search ‘bush tucker’ using the search bar provided on the Discussion Forum page.

    Thanks,
    Jean

    #5059

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Sunil Jassal
    Participant

    Hi,
    Just to expand on Pingtzir’s question, we were just wondering if sources of food sources from marine ecosystems, such as oysters, fish, abalone and such, does that count as bushtucker?

    Thankyou

    #5057

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Jean Aquinde
    Keymaster

    Hi Pingtzir,

    Just to clarify, do you mean bush tucker found near marine environment?

    Thanks,
    Jean

    #5049

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Pingtzir Sam
    Participant

    Hi Rachel,
    Does bush tucker include marine?

    #5026
    Rachel Alford
    Keymaster

    Hi Ethan,
    Thanks for your questions! I’ve answered them below:

    Q: could provide a list of Bush Tucker plants that grow natively in Yirrganydji Country, so I can research their nutritional information and the best environment to grow them.
    A: I’ve answered this question on this previous discussion forum thread.

    Q: Could you also provide the current diet of the average person in Yirrganyji Country so i can determine the nutritional benefits of having bush tucker available to them more widely.
    A: Unfortunately we don’t have access to that data, and I’m not sure it would be available anywhere. In this instance, when you’re unable to get concrete information about something you’re able to make informed assumptions. For example, you could look at the average Australian diet and make an assumption that Yirrganydji people have a similar diet. If you were to make assumptions like this, be sure to document them clearly in your report. We’ve put together a FAQs: Big Tricky Questions document which talks through some of the process of making assumptions when exact information isn’t available.

    Good luck with your project!
    Rachel

    #5022
    Ethan Westgarth
    Participant

    Hi, was curious if you could provide a list of Bush Tucker plants that grow natively in Yirrganydji Country, so I can research their nutritional information and the best environment to grow them.

    Could you also provide the current diet of the average person in Yirrganyji Country so i can determine the nutritional benefits of having bush tucker available to them more widely.

    #5013
    Rachel Alford
    Keymaster

    Hi Hope,

    Thank you for your detailed description of your project, it sounds fantastic and it’s great to see that you’re incorporating the broader vision of Dawul Wuru into your design. 

    I’ve answered each of your questions below:
     
    Q: Beginning with the nursey, what traditional themes, stories, and Language would you like to see incorporated?
    A: Great question. I’d like to propose one back to you – is there a way that this could be determined by Dawul Wuru? For example, in your report you can highlight that there is an intention to include traditional stories, however leaving it ultimately up to Dawul Wuru / Yirrganydji people to decide which ones exactly they will share? By including this kind of flexibility in your design, you will enable it to be adapted as appropriate, as determined by Dawul Wuru themselves. However you can draw inspiration from what Dawul Wuru have already shared about how they care for Land Country, for example, the use of fire in land management might be a theme that you could decide to highlight. 

    Q: If the nursery was to travel in an education capacity, who would represent the First Nation groups of the area and act as an educator?
    A: Good question, and one which I think would require some more thoughts from you, based on your project proposal. For example, is this nursery intended to stay only on Yirrganydji Country, or travel to other Traditional-Owner group lands? What kind of audience is the intention for this project? Would a staff member at Dawul Wuru be required to act as an educator? What kind of role might that be? Is collaboration required between the First Nations groups of the areas, and how could this be accommodated? You don’t need to have an answer to all of these questions, and it is possible to leave these decisions up to Dawul Wuru if you feel they are best placed to make them, just be sure to include this clearly in your report, alongside your reasoning. 

    Q; What are the budgetary restrictions of this design area?
    A: The EWB Challenge design brief does not specify a budget or maximum cost that a project must fit within as every project may vary in complexity and scale depending on the project aims. In tackling budget concerns, we have outlined some tips on EWB Challenge FAQs. In this guide, we mentioned that in your design considerations, you might think about the ‘Capital Expenditure’ (initial cost to start) and Operational Expenditure (ongoing costs over time), which might include material and implementation costs, operation/program delivery costs, and maintenance costs. Ultimately it will be up to your team to decide what is a reasonable budget based on the value your design provides. You can justify a larger budget, for example, if you can demonstrate value for money such as longevity of your solution with minimal maintenance required.

    Q: Does Dawul Wuru currently have members skilled in fabrication (carpentry, welding, etc.) or members that carry additional licences (MR, forklift etc.)?
    A: Many of the maintenance crew employed at Dawul Wuru have a wide range of skills, and some are qualified tradespeople, and you can assume there are general handy skills on the team. Dawul Wuru have an interest in upskilling their staff in trade related skills, so keep this in mind as you progress your design – if external help is required, can this be a learning opportunity for staff at Dawul Wuru. In terms of additional licensing, there may be members on the team that hold these, however it would be on an individual basis rather than as an organisational requirement. 

    Q: Is there any experience in cultivating native plants or nursery operation on hand?
    A: Not specifically cultivation in a nursery setting, as this is a future aspiration for Dawul Wuru. Their rangers, however, have experience with working with native plants and have ideas about how to cultivate them through their land management work. This previous discussion forum question addresses similar queries, and has some useful links for you.

    Q: What traditional methods are used for cultivation and propagation?
    A: The forum topic linked in response to the question above will provide you a similar answer. Essentially, by researching and looking at bush tucker and native plants which grow in the region, you can start to understand their needs and design your nursery accordingly.

    Q: Does Dawul Wuru have any plumbers available to assist in setup operations?A: Many of the maintenance crew employed at Dawul Wuru have a wide range of skills, and some are qualified tradespeople, however there are no licensed plumbers employed at present. Dawul Wuru have an interest in upskilling their staff in trade related skills, including plumbing, so if there is an opportunity for them to be involved in some capacity that would be favourable (depending on your design requirements, of course!).

    Q: Will the rainwater be used exclusively for the nursery, or will it be used in other operations?
    A: For the purposes of your project, you are able to define that the rainwater system that you design will be for the nursery. However, Dawul Wuru have expressed a desire to have their Hub be off-grid and not supplied by mains water, so if you’re able to design a rainwater collection / distribution process that could be scaled and adapted across their organisation to meet their water needs that would be beneficial, however it is not a requirement of this particular project. 

    Q: What are the budgetary restrictions for this design?
    A: See earlier answer above 🙂 

    Q: Is there any Language that can be integrated as part of this design?
    A: If you take a look under the Resources we have provided, there is a section for Yirrgay dialect, which includes some key words/phrases which you might like to include. You also have the option to leave space for this to be determined by Dawul Wuru themselves. 

    I hope this helps, please reach out with any further questions!
    Good luck with your project!

    Rachel

    #4986
    Hope Finn
    Participant

    To Engineers Without Borders and the Dawul Wuru Corporation,

    Our team will be addressing the design challenges 4.1 Nursery for cultivating bush tucker and native plants and 6.1 Rainwater harvesting to support bush tucker gardening. Before we proceed with our investigations, we would like to gauge the interest in a potential solution and seek out additional information.

    We would like to investigate the possibility of a mobile nursery that can be used for revegetation projects and as an educational tool across Country as well at schools and public events. The nursery would be designed around themes and stories to promote Language and culture. We will investigate methods of keeping the entire set up portable as well as methods of delivery. If there is interest in this concept, we would like to begin developing a solution.

    Aside from this idea, we have a list of questions in regard to both design challenges.
    Beginning with the nursey, what traditional themes, stories, and Language would you like to see incorporated?

    If the nursery was to travel in an education capacity, who would represent the First Nation groups of the area and act as an educator?

    What are the budgetary restrictions of this design area?

    Does Dawul Wuru currently have members skilled in fabrication (carpentry, welding, etc.) or members that carry additional licences (MR, forklift etc.)?

    Is there any experience in cultivating native plants or nursery operation on hand?

    What traditional methods are used for cultivation and propagation?

    Additionally, we have questions regarding the rainwater collection design challenge:
    Does Dawul Wuru have any plumbers available to assist in setup operations?

    Will the rainwater be used exclusively for the nursery, or will it be used in other operations?

    What are the budgetary restrictions for this design?

    Is there any Language that can be integrated as part of this design?

    We hope to hear back from you soon with what answers you will be able to provide us,

    Regards,
    Hope Finn
    ez Solutions

    #4479

    In reply to: Water Quantity

    Rachel Alford
    Keymaster

    Hi Lucas,

    Are you able to talk me through how this information will inform your budget?
     
    Dawul Wuru receives funding through a variety of mechanisms, which includes tied and untied funding. You can assume that the drones were purchased with tied funds through a grant program, for example the Indigenous Land and Sea Programs funding from the government. As such, it is not an accurate way to determine a budget for an organisation based on a piece of equipment. 

    As I’ve mentioned in a previous thread to you, determining the budget can be one of the more challenging aspects of the EWB Challenge, where you have to justify the value your project gives. Rather than thinking about it as how much money Dawul Wuru has to spare, you could reframe your thinking as what value your project provides, and how much is a reasonable cost for this. For example, your project could justify a higher upfront cost if you were able to demonstrate that it could provide revenue for Dawul Wuru (as you were mentioning in another thread). 

    Thanks,
    Rachel

    #4462

    In reply to: Bush Tucker

    Rachel Alford
    Keymaster

    Hi Lucas,

    Great question and great line of thinking!

    While it hasn’t been highlighted in the project brief, as their initial motivations for the bush tucker are education and revegetation, Dawul Wuru would definitely be interested in income generation through a bush tucker nursery or similar. For example, if they were able to sell plants for people to grow themselves, it would also help contribute to the purpose of education and revegetation, while also having the bonus of providing income to the organisation.

    So, yes, that is something that they would be interested in pursuing!

    Thanks,
    Rachel

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