Due to their overwhelming success in recent years, the Djinda Ngardak Program is back for November 2019 at the Albany Entertainment Centre for Kinjarling Djinda Ngardak (“Albany Comes Alive Under the Stars” in the Noongar language).

This amazing, youth-based community program includes opportunities for Indigenous students to receive training and mentorship from culinary professionals, Menang Elders, and Cultural leaders. KDN allowed students to explore cross-cultural sharing in connection with country and building knowledge of traditional plants, and ingredients.

After a week of masterclasses were led by renowned chefs, including: Indigenous chef Reece Lardi; Paul Iskov (Owner and Chef of Fervor); Rohan Parks (Fervor); Melissa Palinkas (Owner and Chef of Young George); and Anna Gare (Media Personality and Cookbook Author) – the students were an integral part of a night showcasing local Indigenous art, music, dance, and fashion for more than 150 guests.

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Roogenic was proud to support KDN this year, allowing the abili-tea of products for the event. We aided in sourcing local produce, organic ingredients commonly found in bush-tucker, and a range of our beautiful Teas. We would not be able to support these brilliant causes without your help! Your constant support of our Native Australian Bush Teas and Products allows us to maintain pillars in all communities of Australia – and by extension, so are you!

We believe that the greatest educator is community and hold that very close to our heart. KDN is a brilliant opportunity for students all over Western Australia to network with those of similar interests, whilst also challenging themselves in personal development with a program built on cultural pride.

Moorditj koort to all the facilitators and communities who were apart of KDN. To learn more about the Djinda Ngardak Program, and the people behind it, head over to

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