Renewing Namabunda Farm

New plants, growth and opportunities are flourishing at Nambunda Farm, on Bundjalung Country in Northern NSW.

Here is a recent interview with Tracey King and Melissa Bolt, the Chair and Manager of Bundjalung Tribal Society (BTS), discussing their vision for Namabunda Farm.

Tracey and Melissa are part of a team developing the Namabunda Farm enterprise to feature Aboriginal botanical gardens and bush foods, with learning, training and employment pathways on Country. Renewing the farm is the first phase, which is creating new opportunities for Bundjalung community members to engage in sustainable agriculture and horticulture.

BTS has partnered with Ethos Global Foundation, Hungry Earth Ecology and Growing Roots Permaculture to create a successional agro-forestry farm on the 77 acre property. You can find out more about successional agroforestry systems and the project partnership here.

The Community Field Day was a wonderful time shared planting with everyone at Namabunda Farm. I was there with a happy muddy 2yo and our raincoats, gumboots and camera kit, and a delightful crew of farmers of all ages!

It was also incredibly inspiring to find out more about Tracey and Melissa’s story with this interview. I look forward to working further with the project team, towards their vision for innovative sustainable agriculture and social enterprise on Namabunda Farm.

Kathryn Gray