IndigiGrow, a new venture from First Hand Solutions, sustains people, land and culture through the propagation of native plants, including bush food and the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub
We seek to deliver positive environmental projects through research and rejuvenation of endangered plants, mass urban plantings creating carbon credits, improving the general atmosphere and amenity of industrial and urban precincts, and providing retail and wholesale native plants for sal
Running Educational programs will ensure that the cultural knowledge of our people is understood, protected and respected. This project will be a working model that shows city dwellers how to live sustainably, We will use composting worm farms, solar energy to reticulate our water and will reduce our footprint on the environment whilst saving, and replenishing many native species that are important to our culture and the local eco-system. We will educate people about our plants, and break down cultural barriers through better understanding and appreciation.
The education arm of IndigiGrow is being developed at La Perouse Public School with the aim of setting up an educational garden around the critically endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub which is made up of 65 core plant species.The school has a remnant patch of this endangered community of which there is only 2.8% left.
Indigigrow is a social enterprise based on growing local native plants and bushfoods which will not only create training and employment opportunities but will also provide a place, resources and hands on experience to help connect our community with the cultural knowledge of local plants, their uses, tastes, benefits and passing down the stories of elders
It will create a sense of pride and connectedness, which have been proven to assist participation and mental health outcomes. With this space we will be able to share our knowledge with the rest of the community, creating a sense of belonging and mutual respect, we will invite others to share in our stories and our space, through school and community groups and eventually tours. The project will build a vast array of networks with Government (across all tiers), corporate world, local council. Industry, landowners, and other bush foods enterprises..
You can find our IndigiGrow stall at the following events !!