Cultural Growth

Senior Mildura Stars are learning about the plants that are native to their region, and their cultural uses, by working with the First People of the Milewa-Mallee (FPMM) nursery each week.

Cultural Rangers Team Leader, Nathan Macadam, and his team – many of whom are family to our Stars – are working with the young women to grow plants from seed.

Once established, the plants will be provided to Mildura City Council for planting in the town and will also be used to rejuvenate parts of the land and waterways of local country.

FPMM have allocated a garden bed for our Stars, who will work with Rangers to sow, cultivate and maintain plants throughout the year.

Our young women are thrilled to have this opportunity:

“I’m eager to learn more about the cultural uses of all the different plants and I’m happy to be working alongside my Aunty.” Vera Clark, Year 11

“I can’t wait to get our Stars garden bed going and see the growth of our plants each week!” Jess Dines, Year 11

“I’m excited to be working with my Dad and my sister. I’m proud to be helping my community and learning about the significance of each plant.” Sylvia Bowden, Year 12

“I’ve enjoyed learning about the medicinal properties of our native plants.” Bree Knowles, Year 12