Community Engagement in QLD

MUTUROO Eagleby South State School.

The school has set aside an allocated area for the propagation of Aboriginal plants that have medicinal use. I retrieved a ‘Dutch apple’ a purple and blood red fleshy fruit with a stone-like seed. The same fruit grows widely in South Africa. The seed is an larger version of the sacred Rudraksha bead.

TOTEM Inala State School.

A special area was set aside for Aboriginal artwork, with a selection of shrubs. I have been associated with the school for eight years. I was involved with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for three years. Aunty Theresa, the elder, was instrumental in promoting the project to preserve and propagate the Aboriginal culture. Uncle Ben was involved with our first National Walk for Human Values.