Category Archives: Bundanon

On hoW to pRepAre prIckLY peAr

Nopal, or prickly pear, has many uses, the most common being culinary. Mexican and South American cooking frequently calls for this versatile vegetable, and it is gaining popularity for its practicality and health benefits. Nopal is high in soluble fiber … Continue reading

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Making strings with Brown Kurrajong

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Riso alle erbacce

This is an adaptation of a recipe found on Piante Selvatiche by C Gamacchio. On it there was a risotto style dish with main ingredients being dandelions (taraxacum) and hawkbit (leontodon). I found a bunch on hawkbit but had to … Continue reading

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it’s time to build a boat

a canoe actually. Setting off early tomorrow morning for a mini-residency at Bundanon, about 3 hours south of Sydney, on an historic property now managed as a trust. This is going to be yet another chapter for Siteworks, “[...] an … Continue reading

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On making lilly pilli jam and searching for cabbage tree palms

It is likely, according to Jim, that the alluvial flats of Bundanon and adjoining properties had several Brush cherries Sygyzum penniculata. Now there are only a few very old specimen of it left, as they were cleared out of valuable … Continue reading

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Day 2, making strings, and learning about corkwood

we went to collect a young Brown Kurrajong, Commersonia fraseri, also known as Black-fellow’s Hemp, as it was extensively used as a source of fibre. The branch is pounded with a rounded stone to facilitate the separation of the inner … Continue reading

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back in Bundanon

In Bundanon for a week, the starting point of a project which sparked off from your involvement with SiteWorks (please click the link to know more). As a spin-off from the amazing laboratory that SiteWorks was, you and Jim Wallis … Continue reading

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On passing on someone elses writings

Working in Venice at the moment, assisting Cordeiro+Healy in their contribution to the Biennale. In the occasional spare time you go around looking for ancient trees and secret gardens. In the mean time this article was suggested by Lucas: Becoming … Continue reading

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on pdfs or, on describing nature using unorthodox points of refernce

You’ve been sent this article from the New York Times of 1910. It’s a peculiar offer, yet, you liked the story of an amateur ornithologist of the turn of the last century, who by observation alone, presented the Thayer Theory. … Continue reading

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