WIth many books to his name, Bruce Pascoe is well known for the book “Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident”? (2014). One of our guests favourites, it examines Aboriginal people in Australia and the use of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building.
Bruce is now an Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne within the School of Agriculture and Food and he chats to us from his home in Mallacoota, a place heavily impacted by 2019/20 bushfires.
We chat about Bruce’s early childhood growing up in Victoria and King Island, his influences as a child, family members who inspired him, his teaching career, Dark Emu, Australian politics and his love of indigenous plant foods and dreams for the future.
You can follow more of Bruce’s work at https://blackduckfoods.org get involved on country helping his team weed the property in Mallacoota.
Follow them at https://www.instagram.com/blackduckfoods/