Australian Native Bushfoods founder Mark Lucas, originally planted wattleseed as a windbreak for his other crops. The trees are drought- and salt-resistant and happy in the most average of soils, even providing their own nitrogen back into the earth.
Mark with his wife Jenny now grow and produce Wattleseeds, Native Food Condiments and Wattleseed Extract. Like many bush foods, the wattleseed has a symbiotic relationship with nature. The trees provide homes for animals and protection for other plants but need heat to propagate – especially fire.