By ABC Open Producer Beth Neate
I'm loving all the sharing that's been happening through ABC Open's Whadayaknow project. This week artist Bonnie Deegan shared with me her knowledge of bush tucker and Kimberley Kriol. She said it makes her really happy when non-Aboriginal people want to learn about these things too.
In this picture is gindy (Djaru) also known as wild plum (English), it's really good bush tucker. You can eat gindy raw, they taste lovely and sweet and their seeds can be ground up for bush medicine to treat skin sores. You find them growing on tall bushes that look like gum trees, often near creeks or waterways.
I first got to taste this bush tucker in Warmun Aboriginal Community where it is called minyarni (Gija). The kids were so proud to tell me the names of all their favourite bush foods in their own language.