First Nations elder, Aunty Kris Schaffer, is an indigenous horticulturalist, bush food expert, educator, consultant and artist with a life-time’s experience of being creatively embedded in nature. She shares that knowledge by teaching how to grow edible native plants. Kris established Tasmania’s first nursery of Indigenous Tasmanian plants.
“Teaching is just a natural progression of living on the land and knowing the plants and animals,” Schaffer says. “I learnt all about survival and safety in the bush and all of the bush skills. Being able to share that is part of my cultural practice and being on country.”