Native Plant Nursery
Do you ever marvel at the abundance of fresh produce available year round on your supermarket shelves? Do you ever think about how you would feed your family healthy meals if fresh ingredients were limited or unaffordable?
For some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in remote and regional Australia, a steady supply of fresh produce is expensive and often limited.
One of these communities is Wangkatjungka, about an hour’s drive south east of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia.
Access to nutritious food in remote communities like Wangkatjungka is not as easy as you and I would find living in big cities. Often the community store is the only place to shop and in many cases only gets new supplies once a week. Transport is expensive so the food costs a lot more.
ICV was asked to help Wangkatjungka develop a native plant nursery and garden that would provide an income for the unemployed and improve local diet.
We were able to help only thanks to financial support from generous people like you who understand the need to ‘close the gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage.
ICV receives many requests for help from Indigenous communities across the country. With your support, ICV’s hands-on help for communities like Wangkatjungka is making a difference to the lives of Indigenous Australians and making a practical contribution to reconciliation.
Please give what you can today to help improve quality of life, health and wellbeing for more communities in need.