Adam and Clarence from Bush to Bowl – First Nations Food and Medicine

Episode 24

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Caroline Kell

Caroline Kell is a proud Mbarbrum women who was born and raised on Kulin Lands. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Blak Wattle Coaching and Consulting. Caroline is a Former Counsellor and Executive Director who is deeply passionate about the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In this week’s episode, Caroline is joined by the founders of Bush to Bowl. Bush to Bowl is 100% Aboriginal owned, by Clarence Bruinsma, proud Yaegl man, and Adam Byrne, proud Garigal/Gadigal man. Bush To Bowl is a social enterprise aimed at creating a healing space & platform for First Nations people by connecting to Country and their traditional foodways. Where they practice culture, give back to Country,  mob and the wider community.

In this eye opening yarn we learn about  Adam and Clarence’s journeys, how they met and what led them together to create such an impactful enterprise. Having both grown up in the country and learning from a young age the beauty and power beneath each plant and tree, their mission is to create spaces where families and community members can engage with Australia’s native plants and traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and provide a community for young mob to work and grow. We learn about the power and medicine of Native Plants. And the need to centre First Nations justice, in the fight for Climate Justice.

More about the guests:

Adam Byrne

Adam is a Garigal descendent currently living on Kamay Country on the Northern beaches of NSW. He is passionate about his Culture , teaching about it’s importance connecting mob to their traditional foodways as a form of healing. Adam is a qualified landscaper and designer who specialises in Horticulture and is inspired by traditional farming practices.

Clarence Bruinsma

Clarence is a Yaegl descendant who has had the luck of growing up in the North Coast of NSW learning about his culture on his Mothers Country. He has learnt about our traditional foods from a young age from turtle diving to foraging fresh foods from the bush throughout his life. He couples this with his profession of teaching and love for sharing to bring his knowledges to Bush to bowl

To keep up to date with Bush to Bowl, be sure to follow on Instagram here.

And to learn more, visit the website here.

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We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s First Peoples’ who have never ceded their sovereignty. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation where the podcast was taped. We pay our deepest respects to Traditional Owners across Australia and Elders past, present and emerging.

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