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Reconciliation Week – Bushcare and Weaving – Gunnawirra and Aunty Jo Selfe

May 31, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for this Bushcare and Weaving workshop and learn how to be a voice for generations.

Bushcare is about connecting with nature in a meaningful way. Join us to help build and protect habitat through the sharing of plant knowledge and weed control techniques to decolonise parks and remediate land. This area was once a thriving bay full of sedges and rushes and plentiful food sources for community. Our aim is to work with the changed landscape, plant availability and existing growing conditions to get the best results for the Gunawirra custodians. Planting together to restore the original native plant communities a direct action for species conservation, sustainability and intergenerational equity.

Learn some bushcare skills and help to rejuvenate your local nature spaces with Tealia Scott from Urban Ecology at Inner West Council.

Enjoy a delicious brunch catered by Goanna Hut.

Aunty Joanne Selfe, a Gadigal woman, is a founding member of Warringa Baiya (the NSW Aboriginal Women’s Legal Service) she sat on the Youth Koori Court as an Elder for a number of years. A cultural practitioner, a holder of sky knowledge, and master grass weaver, Joanne uses the cultural practice of weaving to share her understanding of complex Indigenous knowledge systems. She shares her knowledge through the stories and cultural practices she was taught by her mother, Elders and community knowledge holders.

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Hawthorne Canal
Hawthorne Parade, Haberfield, NSW 2045
Haberfield, 2045 AU
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