PSN Monthly Meeting: JAKE CASSAR
Bush food, medicines, survival
Permaculture Sydney North (PSN) is excited to host a night with Jake Cassar, the Central Coast’s own “Bush tucker man” at the Lindfield Community Centre, on 19th August at 7pm.
Jake is a passionate conservationist and bushcraft teacher who specializes in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants. Jake has spent most of his life fine-tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls the “University of the Bush.” He has taught himself much of what he knows by living off the land for weeks at a time, and from the extensive resources he has acquired on native and exotic plants and their traditional uses.
In 2007, inspired by Environmental activist and author Tim Flannery, and in gratitude to the Indigenous people of Australia, Jake self-published a book, Widji Widji, about native Australian plants and their uses, as well as his personal experiences. In 2009, Jake produced his first DVD documentary, Bush tucker and the mystery of the Kariong Hieroglyphs.
Jake has spent hundreds of nights in the Australian bush and has been blessed to spend time with much respected Indigenous Elders in NSW, and Central and Western Australia. Jake will display a range of useful and edible native and exotic plants, and show us how to make rope out of tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from wattle leaves, and much, much more!
Please join PSN and Jake on: Monday 19 August, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at the Lindfield Community Centre, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield 2070.
$5 non-members. Free for PSN members. Be early! Please join us for super afterwards and bring a mug for tea.