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What We're All About
IndigiGrow, is a social enterprise from First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation. It sustains people, land and culture through the propagation of native plants, including bush foods and the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS).
IndigiGrow is 100% Aboriginal owned and operated and employs 7 Aboriginal apprentices.
We seek to deliver positive cultural & environmental projects by growing & reviving local endangered native plants and native edibles. Through the passing down of traditional knowledge to our young Indigenous staff and providing opportunities for the wider community to engage and learn, IndigiGrow educates and introduces people about the wide ranging benefits of native plants.
IndigiGrow ensures that the cultural knowledge of our people is understood, protected and respected.
We do this by passing down knoweldge to our young Indigenous apprentices. This project is a working model that shows not only urban communities how to live sustainably, but also a scalable model for regional & remote communities. We retain culture & increase biodiversity and fauna habitats by replenishing many native species that are important to our culture and the local eco-system. We educate people about our plants, and break down cultural barriers through better understanding and appreciation of our native plants & bushfoods.
The education arm of IndigiGrow is at our nursery & bushfood farm within La Perouse Public School. We are in the process of setting up an educational garden around the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS). The school has a small remnant patch of this endangered plant community of which there is only 2.8% of the original 5300ha on Sydney's coastline remaining.