Welcome to the first episode of season two, Floriade: The Future of Flowers, where Dan Bourchier is joined by Adam Shipp as they discuss connection to country, traditional plants, bush foods and medicine.
Yuraby is a business that has been running since 2018 and showcases traditional plants and plant use. Adam has passion and love for traditional plant use as plants help to provide deep connection to land and country.
Adam Shipp is a proud Wiradjuri man, his father’s family originally from Dubbo NSW. Adam was born and raised on Ngunnawal country in Canberra. Adam is passionate about traditional Aboriginal plant use. Through his business Yurbay, Adam showcases this passion in a variety of ways including through interactive workshops, talks, walks and garden creation. In his workshops, you will learn in-depth knowledge of how his people have used plants for thousands of years and tips on how you can incorporate these flavours in your own diet or grow these plants in your gardens at home.
Dan Bourchier is a multi-award-winning multi-platform broadcaster with the ABC, accomplished company director on commercial, and in-demand public speaker and event MC and facilitator.
Dan anchors ABC Canberra’s flagship 7pm news, and as well as being a member of the University of Canberra Council, Dan has extensive experience in governance, leadership, strategy and strategic communications, and Indigenous affairs.
Dan grew up in the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek, where he was mentored by elders from around the region while coming to understand his own Indigenous heritage from his mum’s side of the family in coastal and inland parts of Victoria.
He was driven to news and reporting from an early age, and began a traineeship at the Tennant and District Times as a teenager still at school. Dan has worked as a radio broadcaster, newspaper reporter, video journalist, foreign correspondent, political reporter, and social commentator.
As a broadcaster, Dan is driven by giving voice to the voiceless, holding to account those in positions of power, and telling really great stories – while his work as a company director is underpinned by cultural and ethical governance.