- Educational – people can familiarise themselves with native bush food plants and see their viability. Visitors will be able to observe edible natives and even taste the produce, possibly encouraging them to plant more bush foods in other private and public spaces.
- Biodiversity – having a native food forest alongside the existing exotic food forest and vegetable gardens encourages pollinators such as bees, and attracts native birds to the area, which will eat insects and provide more natural pest control.
|Matted Flax Lily (Dianella amoena)|
|Native Mint (Menthos Australis) protected by twiggy tripod|
|Native Mint (Menthos Australis)|
|Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome multifida) protected by plastic cover|
Chocolate Lily (Arthropodium strictum)
planted in pots to protect delicate foliage
|Small-Leaf Bramble or Native Raspberry (Rubus parvifolius)|
Common Apple Berry or Dumpling Apple (Billardiera scandens)
|Nodding Salt Bush (Einadia nutans)|