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Bruno Castillo holding Lemon Myrtle

Bruno harvesting some Lemon Myrtle on our collaborating farm in Kangaroo Valley

There are many ways to get involved and contribute to creating a native food future! Everyone that supports, collaborates, or partners with Native Foodways is making a meaningful impact. Get in touch with us any time to discuss any form of engagement. We'll get back to you with 24 hours. Here are some ways to collaborate: 

    1. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to show your support, engage with our content, and share our stories. 
    2. Sign-up to receive our email updates and forward them to your friends to spread the word and share our news. You can sign up at the bottom of this page.
    3. Share stories of you and your friends growing, cooking, and eating native foods with the hashtag #nativefoodfuture 
    4. Buy online  - native foods, botanicals, and plants from us, our collaborators, or from your local First Nations led native food enterprise. 
    5. Order Catering - for your next breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dinner or event. 
    6. Visit our Bakery - come and meet Corey Grech and Cassidy Watts at 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney, Gadigal Land. We're in the Wintergarden Food Court. 
    7. Book a Cultural Experience - Corey and or Cassidy can come to you to talk about native foods and botanicals. They can even do a cooking demonstration and have people participate and try a range or native foods. Get in touch via email or the chat button. 
    8. Become a Native Foodways Regenerator by financially contributing to our social enterprise to support our startup and growth. Small regular donations add up and make a big difference to our ability to work with and support First Nations native food farmers and food makers. You'll be making a direct and meaningful contribution to the growth of First Nations native farmers and food makers. Click here to view some of our projects and collaborations.
    9. Volunteer with us in the virtual office, at our pantry/warehouse/office on O'Connell St or in the field on our farms. Collaborate with the team and our partners to grow Native Foodways and to grow the supply and demand for native foods. Get in touch to find out more. We have an incredible team of volunteers and pro-bono supporters including Hebert Smith Freehills, Lend Lease, Mandla Consulting, Snowmelt, and Relative Creative. 
    10. Invest in impact and become a partner of Native Foodways. Philanthropists and impact investors are invited to get in touch to explore how you can make a deep and meaningful environmental, cultural, social, and economic impact. We are currently raising funds to buy into a Lemon Myrtle Farm, to develop a Wattleseed processing facility, and to develop a Wattleseed and Quandong Farm.  
    11. Share land with us and First Nations native food farmers, so together, we can grow and harvest more native foods in a regenerative and culturally respectful way. We already have five collaborating farms including:  Severn Park (Charles's Massy's Farm where we are harvesting native grains), Winderong Farm (where we are harvesting Cinnamon Myrtle and Lilly Pilly and more), Castle Creek (where we are harvesting Lemon Myrtle) and Rosewood (where we have planted 1,000 native trees). Many other farms have expressed their interest in collaborating and we are currently working to connect them with local people or to find investment to make harvesting viable. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more about how you can collaborate.    
    12. Work with us. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more or email through a cover letter and CV so when work comes up we have you on file. We're currently interested in receiving Expressions of Interest for a First Nations Barista and First Nations Cook, and First Nations Customer Experience and Sales person.

Native Rock Oysters and Native Finger Lime

Native Rock Oysters and Native Finger Lime. The super tasty pairings you learn about when you start getting into native foods.

Native Foodways is a First Nations owned and led social enterprise collaborating with people from all communities across Australia.

Native Foodways is owned and led by Kubin woman Carla McGrath (Moa Island in the Torres Strait), Pitta Pitta woman Cristilee Houghton, Wiradjuri man Jason Glanville, Wiradjuri man Lachlan McDaniel, and Australian-Hungarian man (born and raised on Gadigal Land) Mickey Kovari.

We work alongside a range of collaborators to strengthen the native food system in a way that is regenerative, culturally respectful, and benefits First Peoples.

We have a growing network of First Nations-led native food farms, kitchens, and marketplaces. We grow, harevst, process, cook, and share native foods with everyone.