Bush Tucker Plants in the region

Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation Water management Bush Tucker Plants in the region

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    Ethan Westgarth
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    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.

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    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┬áinformation 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

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