Tour secret tucker paradise

DID you know that nectar from the Callistemon bottlebrush plant can be spread on toast or mixed with water to make cordial?

Or that ground wattle seeds produce flour and that warrigal greens were used by the first white man Joseph Banks to ward off scurvy?
In fact, warrigal greens are easy to grow and will give you a permanent garden salad.
These are just some of the tips that Darug Dharawal man and respected horticulturalist Terry Lennis will be providing to participants on his Bush Tucker Walk along the banks of the Cooks River on Tuesday, May 18.
“I’ll be letting people know the huge amount of food that can just be found in the bush and near the river,” he said.
“There is such a plethora of fantastic natives that you can propagate and most will bring in more native birds and discourage others from hanging around.
“We’ll also be talking about ‘garden escapees’ like morning glory and lantana which do more harm than good and should always be disposed of properly in your green waste bin and not just dumped anywhere.”
Born and bred in Panania, Terry says the bush tucker world is a secret paradise that can be enjoyed by all.
“Once you get started, it’s hard for it not to become a passion,” he added.
On offer as part of National Volunteers Week and organised by STARS, the Bush Tucker Walk is free and open to Canterbury volunteers in the community with lunch included at Cafe Green House in Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood.
Bookings essential: 9750 9344 or