Kaurna Bush Foods and Sustainability with Clem Newchurch
$0.00 / per ticket
This workshop is available on demand only
Clem is a Kaurna Narungga Kokatha man who has resided in the southern Adelaide region for most of his life. He has extended Ancestral connections to the surrounding South Australian Aboriginal Nations of Yankanyjatjara and Ngarrindjeri.
Clem has a passion for native plants that grow around the state of South Australia. In this session he will share his knowledge of South Australian bush foods and other traditional plant uses. He will discuss his thoughts on sustainability and how the native environment can contribute to better climate change outcomes if Aboriginal knowledge is embraced. Clem will provide recommendations for what people can do at home if people wish to explore planting natives in their backyards and will discuss some of the many benefits in doing this.
Clem will also talk about basket weaving and weaving nets for fishing. Clem began weaving after learning the Ngarrindjeri weaving style from Ngarrindjeri Elders at Camp Coorong many years ago. He continued weaving at home on Kaurna Country, sourcing materials from his local area, and in doing so, found the appropriate native plants to make string. Clem has since been developing his cultural artistic practice, learning from Elders and other community members, and sharing his knowledge along the way. He is supporting the revival of Ancient Kaurna cultural practices, including net making for fishing and carving.
Supported by Green Adelaide