Membership is available to members of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society. If you are not a member of a Regional Society, please contact the Society located in your State or Territory for further information.
For more information or to join please send a request using the following form (please note that all fields are mandatory* – you may edit the ‘Message’ field if necessary).
Australian Food Plants Study Group Study Group FormSignup form for the Australian Food Plants Study Group that sends a notification to the Study Group leader.
Newsletters and Reports
Regular newsletters are emailed several times per year to record activities and experiences of Group members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, propagation methods, natural occurrences of different species and information on Group meetings and excursions. The newsletters often include recipes using Australian food plants.
The Group has also produced reports documenting potentially useful Australian food plants.
The Group’s newsletters and reports are provided here as an archive (Note: These are in pdf format and will require a PDF Reader to view them. Free readers include Foxit Reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader).
No newsletters were produced between 2012 and 2015 while the Study Group was in recess. With the re-activation of the Group in 2016, recent newsletters will be added here about 12 months after publication.
This 2-page brochure includes a list of plants to help in the creation of a great ‘Bush Tucker Garden’.
The list of plants has been compiled from the collective experience of Study Group members to help in the selection of some bushfood that will grow well in most soil types.
Although compiled from experiences of growing conditions in Queensland, the list should also be useful in other tropical and sub-tropical areas.
Food Plant Resources
These are a few internet and other resources on Australian food plants that might prove useful.
- Cherikoff, V and Isaacs, J (1997), The Bush Food Handbook, Ti Tree Press, Australia
- Isaacs, J (1989), Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine, New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
- Kulek, George (2016): Kimberley Bush Food – Comprehensive guide to edible plants in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, Blurb Books
- Low, T (1991), Wild Food Plants of Australia, Harper Collins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Low, T (1992), Bush Tucker: Australia’s Wild Food Harvest, Angus & Robertson, Sydney
- Smith, K and Smith, I (1999), Grow Your Own Bushfoods, New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
- Australian Bushfoods Magazine
- Australian Macadamia Society
- Australian Native Foods: Plant Profiles. This old CSIRO site is still available via the Internet Archive
- Bush Tucker Shop – commercial site
- Edible Native Succulents
- Outback Chef – commercial site with lots of information and recipes
- Traditional uses of Australian native plants – bibliography prepared by the Australian National Botanic Gardens
- West Australian Nut & Tree Crop Association Archive
ANPSA’s former online magazine ‘Australian Plants online’ included several articles on native food plants:
- Australian Limes
- Australian Native Poisonous Plants
- Aboriginal Uses of Plants Around Sydney
- Back to the Future: Where Now for Bush Foods?
- Bush Food Species for Temperate Regions
- Bush Food Species for Temperate and Cool Climates
- Capricornia Cuisine: Bush Tucker in Central Queensland
- Edible Acacias
- Edible Plants
- Queensland Raspberries
- Our Wild Foods to the World
- Rotten Cheesefruit?…or Great Morinda??