The past 12 months have been a very intense time of planning, supervision, meetings, deals, and more, giving me a lot less time here. The result will be immense for 2016, with a lot of futures at stake, environmental rehabilitation will get a huge boost around Broome and neighboring regions of the Dampier Peninsula.
The implementation of these plans will then begin, with our expanding plant nursery the main hub in this region.
This post is just a teaser, as we wait for announcements from stakeholders. A whole new way of looking at rehabilitation based on Savannah Enrichment, will be the base of what we will be doing. The main species will be Terminalia ferdinandiana, sometimes seen as the next superfood, locally known as the Gubinge, a native fruit found across the north of Australia.
A proposed multi-million dollar business will be the outcome of these early negotiations, which includes the involvement of many indigenous communities and outstations, right across northern Australia.
Research will be undertaken to look at a number of other promising species to use in the food, medical and cosmetic industries.
Much of the work undertaken so far has been courtesy of Training Programs and Work for the Dole participants. Volunteers have also been a big part of the success so far. Much of the work is also self-funded, with help from various agencies across the board.
KIMBERLEY ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE
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