Cranbourne Gardens Cultural Walk

The FCAV and VACCA with support from Carer KaFE were delighted to host over 75 kinship and foster carers and the children in their care at our first face to face event which was a Carer Cultural Walk at Cranbourne in Bunurong country during the school holidays on 8th April 2021.

Our tour leader Jaffa did a water acknowledgement guiding our group and we all planted a Midgen berry plant which is one of the most delicious bush tucker plants around. We learnt that it is similar in taste to the blueberry and is ripe in summer and can be eaten fresh or in pies or jams.

 

We also learnt about tools and the seasons some are used such as Eel traps Eels are caught during the autumn season. We also held a possum skin which was incredibly soft and learnt about traditional medicines and then walked to the Woodland Picnic area for a wonderful BBQ. The kids enjoyed some traditional art and craft activities, such as bead making with their carers. Carers had a great time and were able to mingle with each other and catch up with staff from both FCAV and VACCA.

 

Stay tuned to Carer KaFÉ - Kinship and Foster Care Education pages or website for the next opportunity like this happening around Victoria!

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