Dalki Garringa – Good Growing is owned and managed by the Barengi Gadjin Land Council. We specialise in growing the native plants. Our nursery is located at the old Wail Nursery site, which was established in 1946 by the Victorian Forestry Commission
Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) represents Traditional Owners from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples, who were recognised in a 2005 Native Title Consent Determination, the first in south-eastern Australia.
BGLC purchased the nursery site in 2017 as a key action towards economic sustainability and job creation for the Traditional Owners and broader community.
•Develop a financially viable nursery business operation
•Generate income for BGLC to increase independence from government funding
•Offer skill development, employment and income for Traditional Owners and the broader Aboriginal community
•Become a major supplier of native plants
•Propagate important local native food plants and other useful species
•Educate children/community to pass on Traditional Ecological Knowledge about
plants to future generations
•Restore degraded land.
”To be recognised as the premier business in the supply of regionally specific native plants whilst simultaneously providing excellent training and employment opportunities for the Wimmera region"
The Story Behind Dalki Garringa
The beginning of everything we do is our people. The 5 circles represent the 5 clan groups that make up the Wotjabaluk nations: The Wotjabaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergai and Jupagulk peoples. All circles are equal in size as we are all equal.
The circles are placed in an arc to represent the exchange of knowledge between the nations, between different generations and sharing with the wider community, they have been coloured yellow to represent pollen – pollen and our people are critical to the protection and growth of our plants.
Water is sacred to and the centre to all life, the cross sections of the water represents our various waterways, our connections and our environmental diversity
Our Plants, Our Knowledge Old and New
Before we have any thing new we must first have old, the darker green represents the old way, our knowledge that has lasted thousands of generations, the lighter leaf represents new growth, and new knowledge, new ways of being and learning
Our Name, our language
Dalki Garringa is Wergaia language means “Good Growing”, good growing of our plants, our culture and our people.