Women’s Gardening Program

Women's Gardening Program

Categories: Training, Wurrumiyanga

At Wurrumiyanga Women’s Centre, there are lots of opportunities for women to get involved in activities they enjoy, such as arts, cooking, cleaning, as well as courses. In December, we will have six women graduating in Gardening at CDU.

Our gardening program has been a great success. The CDU lecturer comes across and takes the ladies out to gather plant material, bring the plants back and identify them. The ladies are becoming experts in what plants can be found on the Island.

As part of the program, we built raised garden beds, which took three weeks to establish with turmeric, basil and other herbs, mandarin and lemon trees. We are already using the herbs in our cooking. Next, we will establish our greenhouse.

We also take the ladies out hunting for bush tucker or just to gather material. We try to get the old ladies involved because that’s where all the knowledge is – especially for basket weaving and painting. It’s really important that culture is passed down to the younger women.

Related Topics

Claire Pascoe: looking after our own

TITEB is pleased to welcome our new RTO Community Services Trainer Assessor, Claire Pascoe to the

Kathy Long back home at Pirlangimpi

In late August 2019, Kathy Long joined TITEB as the Women’s Activity Coordinator in Pirlangimpi. She

Wurrumiyanga RSAS services

School bus The RSAS Team provides a bus service for all Tiwi students. Please let the