Join us for a guided walk and tour at Yundi Nature Conservancy with Mark Koolmatrie and John Fargher. The experience will include a smoking ceremony and then a journey of culture, history, conversation and listening. We hope this will provoke a sense of connection to country and place, as well as deepen your relationship to nature.
Participants will actively contribute to the restoration of the site through appropriate activities for the time of year for the visit (this may include tree planting, weeding or removal of Phragmites reeds from the wetland).
9:00am – Depart Adelaide from MOD.
10:00-12:00pm – Arrive at Yundi Nature Conservancy and Help John on the swamp
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch with John and Mark
1:00-3:00pm – Tour with Mark
3:00-4:00pm – Afternoon tea, and reflection
4:00pm – Depart Yundi
5:00pm – Arrive back at MOD.
John Fargher is the landholder at Yundi, and is an Agricultural Scientist and Natural Resource Economist who has worked in more than 50 countries for the World Bank, Global Environment Facility and private sector as well as Australian and other national aid agencies.
Mark Koolmatrie is an enthusiastic Ngarrindjeri storyteller and learner who is engaging Aboriginal people and landholders in a process of re-learning about Aboriginal values and land management practices in the management of aquatic ecosystems in the Ngarrindjeri nation, especially Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps. Mark is also the owner of award-winning tourism business Kool Tours, providing authentic experiences about Aboriginal history and knowledges.