Australia’s rich Indigenous culture is over 60,000 years old, but unfortunately some of the valuable knowledge and traditions are getting lost in the modern world. One passionate business reconnecting with this treasured heritage is Warndu – which means ‘good’ in the Adnyamathanha language – a native produce company based in South Australia.
Warndu’s locally sourced native plants, nuts, seeds and proteins are used to create a range of sustainable products that are ‘good’ in so many ways – ‘good’ for cooking, ‘good’ for health, ‘good’ for the environment and, most importantly, ‘good’ for providing Indigenous Australians with jobs and training within the horticulture and food industries. Further to this, a portion of the profits from their food range go to restoring Indigenous health in Arnhem Land With the support of Dreamstarter, they were able to turn a culturally important dream into a reality.
In 2016, Warndu ran a successful crowdfunding campaign with ING Dreamstarter and raised $16,000. Since then, they’ve been on a journey both growing the business and raising awareness for their cause. By partnering with Dreamstarter, they were able to launch their first Brew & Broth pop up restaurant in Adelaide.