If you follow us on Instagram, you would know that my husband and I travelled into outback Australia country in January to discover, learn and experience Kakadu Plum growing and harvesting first hand. Let's just say, this experience was mind-blowing! Here is a little insight of our trip alongside Bruno and Marion from the Nyul Nyul community.
The air is warm and humid. Being January, it is the wet season - the time of rain. Over Christmas the road leading into Nyul Nyul country was closed due to torrential rain. Marion joked that a boat was needed to get to the country, no cars could travel. But for the communities along the Dampier Peninsula, this was a welcome sign.
The trees are green and lush yet the ground is red and dry; a striking contrast to the sustainability and ecosystem of this area. We see trees that have only been 'half' burnt and others that are higher burnt. This is the difference between cold and hot burning, Marion tells us. "Cold burning prepares the land for the season. Trees will rejuvenate after a cold burn as opposed to a hot burn that basically kills the trees. We need to cold burn to prevent fire damage, one of the biggest problems to the land."