BUSH TUCKER PLANTS – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  07/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 8 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction • Scope • Is it Edible • Native Plants to be Cautious with • Understanding Plant Toxins • Nutritional Value of Bush tucker • Plant Identification • Naming Plants • Hybrids, Varieties and Cultivars • Plant Families • Pronouncing Plant Names • Resources 2. Growing • Understanding Soil • Improving Soil • Feeding Plants • Growing Australian Plants on Low Fertility Soils • Planting Procedure • Mulching • Pruning Australian Plants • Propagation • Seed • Collecting, Storing, Germinating Seed • Difficult Seeds • Seed Germination Techniques • Handling and raising seedlings • Asexual Propagation (Cuttings, Division, etc) 3. Gathering • Introduction • Ethics • Bush Foods as A Commercial Venture • Gathering Acacia Seed • Developing a Bush Food Garden • Designing a Bush Garden • Selected Native Trees for a Bush Tucker Garden • Selected Shrubs for a Bush Tucker Garden • Selected Small Indigenous Australian Plants for a Bush Tucker Garden • Rainforest Gardens • Desert Gardens • Edible Arid Zone Bush Tucker plants • Water Management 4. Nuts and Seeds • Macadamia • Araucaria • Aleurites moluccana • Athertonia diversifolia (Atherton Oak) • Castanospermum australe • Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia • Acacias • Using Acacias (eg. Wattleseed Essense) 5. Vegetables • Native Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) • Pigface (Carpobrotus sp.) • Longleaf Mat Rush (Lomandra longifolia) • Solanums (Bush Tomatoes or Kangaroo Apple) • Blechnum indicum • Apium prostratum (Sea Celery) • Native Lilies • Microseris lanceolata (Yam Daisy) • Dioscorea transversa (Wild Yams) • Native ginger Alpinia caerulear • Seaweeds 6. Fruits • Astroloma • Austromyrtus dulcis (Midgen Berry) • Billardiera sp (eg. Appleberry) • Davidsonia purescens (Davidson’s Plum) • Eugenia spp. and Syzygium spp. (eg. Bush Cherries) • Ficus (Native Figs) • Planchonella australis (Black Apple) • Quandong (Santalum) • Rubus sp (Native Raspberry) • Other Fruits ...lots more outlined 7. Flavourings, Teas, Essences • Backhousia • Curcuma (related to ginger) • Eucalyptus • Leptospermum • Soaked Flowers (eg. Grevillea) • Acacia • Alpinia caerulea • Tasmannia sp 8. Using Bush Tucker Plants • Develop your ability to identify, select, and develop processing procedures, for a range of varieties of bush food plants selected. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Plant-Varieties/BUSH-TUCKER-PLANTS-BHT-328-679.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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