Jake Cassar is a passionate conservationist and Bushcraft teacher specializing in edible and medicinal native and introduced plants in Australia. Jake is well known for leading successful campaigns to create new National Parks on the Central Coast.
Jake is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s foremost authorities on edible and medicinal plants, and has been referred to as a “Bush Tucker Guru” by the Daily Telegraph and “Aussie Bear Grills” by the Today Show. Jake has featured on Triple J radio, ABC radio, The History Chanel, and National Indigenous Television (NITV). Jake has spent most of life fine tuning his survival knowledge in what he calls “The University of the Bush” and has taught himself much of what he knows through personal experience living from the land for weeks at a time.
Jake has worked with much respected Aboriginal elders in NSW and Central and Western Australia and has given presentations with well known people in Botany such as Les Robinson, Alan Fairley, Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia) and Aboriginal Bush Tucker Chef, Mark Olive.
Jake’s presentations/tours are upbeat, interactive, engaging and include a comprehensive display of native and exotic plants and an in-depth description of some of the plants uses. Jake will share information on how to make rope from tree bark, fire from sticks, soap from Wattle leaves and much more.
BUSHCRAFT PRESENTATIONS & TOURS
Jake is available for 1 hour Bushcraft presentations and 3 hour walking tours.
OVERNIGHT BUSHCRAFT TRIPS
Jake is also available for overnight (Midday-midday) camps, and for corporate team building exercises.