Kangaroo Grass

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Informed by the knowledge of Aboriginal land management and the role kangaroo grass played in hunting food. Harvested traditionally for its spear-shaped seeds, the grass formed natural fence lines in the desert landscape.

The leaves of kangaroo grass bend outwards and protect the soil, creating their own ecosystem and conserving moisture for native insects. The seeds are activated by humidity and rain. 

The rains come, the wind blows, the seeds wiggle, then jump their way across the landscape to land and grow. A new cycle begins.

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