BUSTIN' THE GRASS FESTIVAL 2023
July 13, 2023
Services: Events @ The Precinct
The inaugural BTG Festival was held at the Precinct on Saturday 17 June 2023
Bustin’ the Grass Festival
DKRI-DKA invite the local community to a FREE buffel-busting event at the Desert Knowledge Precinct that promises to be physical, educational, and loads of fun!
We’ve invited local buffelgrass experts to join our Discussion Panel from 10am-11am in presenting a range of perspectives on buffelgrass, its introduction, how it is changing our desert ecology, the fire threat to Indigenous cultural practises, and other indirect impacts on our community’s wellbeing.
Also, there’ll also be loads of practical advice, such as:
- how to identify buffelgrass from native grasses
- demonstrations of best-practise removal, frequency, timing, and disposal methods
- which native plants to use to regenerate your busted buffel patch
For those who want to perfect their buffel-bustin’ technique, hone the muscles, bust a move, or just get buff (!), sign up for the Buffest Bustin’ Championships — our just-for-fun take on the log-chopping contests of yesteryear! Get a team of 3 together or bust out solo to compete for prizes, or for ULTIMATE CHAMPION and the perpetual Golden Hoe Award!
Registrations for the Buffest Bustin’ Championships open at 9.30am on the day. Comp gets underway at 11.30am.
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DKA will also be launching its Desert Knowledge Landcare Group to focus conservation efforts on the many culturally significant sites, corkwood trees and ironwood trees, located at the Precinct. Or join a local Landcare Group near you!
But wait, there’s more!
- Nature Walk with Veronica Dobson at 11am
- Buffelcraft activity for the kids from 10am
- Live music from 11am with Gleny Rae & the Buffel Busters!
- Native Plants for sale
- The Precinct’s Irrarnte Café will be open for body-fuel (coffees and snacks!) from 9.30am-1pm
If you’ve ever wondered what we do at the Desert Knowledge Precinct, then our Bustin’ the Grass Festival is your opportunity to find out.
Come along and be surprised!