Traditional Owners Growing Bush Tucker Foods and Fauna

Business Opportunity – Expressions of Interest Sought

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council invite traditional owners and local change makers interested in agriculture, horticulture, bush tucker, research and innovation to participate in a new small business initiative (contract) to grow and supply traditional foods (tucker) and fauna products for commercial sale and distribution.

The initiative while in early stages of development, offers an opportunity to meet with likeminded people, discuss and learn more about the project, how it can be rolled out, developed, funded, and protected, with a view to increased job opportunities in our community.

Utilising already available resources here in Cherbourg (like hydroponics), the new venture could quickly have plants growing at volume with produce making its way to the Brisbane marketplace and beyond within the next two years.

Act now and you could be among a select group of motivated individuals working closely with University of Queensland along with Indigenous partners from Eidsvold and Far North Queensland at an upcoming workshop in Gatton, designed to explore the full potential of this unique opportunity.

Organisers encourage local senior students from our region, elders, and those in a middle-aged demographic to also consider this unique opportunity.

The fully funded UQ workshops are scheduled for the 15th to the 18th of February at the Gatton campus.

During the workshop, we will be working on the contract with UQ.  UQ will provide a copy of the contract and we will have an Indigenous IP lawyer to represent us. We will also be working on benefit sharing agreements. 

INTERESTED -Want to know more?

Please contact either Andrew Beckett or Sean Nicholson at CASC in person or via email