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Community Involvement

May 7th, 2012 by

Gone Native are actively involved with the local environmental community. We work very closely with the Macleay Landcare Network and Hat Head Dune Care.

Jamie is currently supervising the monthly Dune care volunteer days at Hat Head, and is being funded by Macleay Landcare to provide community education on native plant propagation techniques.

Gone Native is also employed at times to run bush tucker days with local schools. These days are used to educate our local kids about the large variety of native food trees in our area, how to identify them, and give them some good practical ideas on how they can use them.

The kids have a great time tasting the food that is in season and it really opens their eyes to how delicious our native food trees can be.

If you are interested in any of the community based projects or would love to involve your school in environmental activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



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South Kempsey Community Gardens

May 7th, 2012 by

Macleay Landcare Network is funding Gone Native to spend 1 day a week at the South Kempsey Community Gardens to educate school students, volunteers and interested members of the community in native plant propagation techniques.This includes seed collection days.

Early this year Jamie along with Landcare volunteers erected a shade tunnel and propagating area on the Community Gardens site so all involved can have a great pratical area to hone their propagating skills by growing  native plants found in our area.

The plants are then used for local Landcare Projects, community planting days such as National Tree Day, and council run beautifiying Kempsey projects.

We believe that sharing knowledge and involving the community in environmental activities gives all a sense of ownership and pride in their local area.




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Kinchela Environment Warriors Project

April 27th, 2012 by

Jamie Locke from Gone Native has been employed as project manager for the Protecting our Places grant,Kinchela Environment Warriors, funded by the N.S.W government through it’s Environmental Trust.


The project engages Kinchela Primary School students from both Aboriginal and non-Aborigional backgrounds in an environmental rehabilitation project at Hat Head Dunes. This includes removal of weeds of national significance (WONS) and assisting with dune restoration and management.


The program utilises a strong partnership model between Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr elders and local environmental organisations including Hat Head Dune Care. Students will learn about Aboriginal knowledge of land care and management issues that are complimented with an enviromental science approach.


This will not only create tangible environmental outcomes for the Hat Head Dunes and learning outcomes for the student of Kinchela Primary School, but will also have reciprical learning outcomes for the partners involved and will strengthen the understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal knowledge and experinece in environmental land care issues in the region.


Jamie is honoured to be involved in this project and is enjoying working along with the kids this year.

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Environmental Project Management

April 27th, 2012 by

Gone Native’s on ground experience, horticultural and  knowledge of local Indigenous culture – gives us the edge when it comes to Environmental Project Management. We are currently managing the Kinchela Environmental Warriors project, funded by the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.



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