A 'midden' is an occupation site where Aboriginal people left the remains of their meals. At some sites substantial deposits grew over generations of use of the same area, and some middens are a few metres deep.
We went to Killarney on the southwest coast of victoria last weekend. It rained and rained the whole time. We where in our little pop top caravan, nice and cosy. In between breaks in the weather we walked down to the beach. This area is full of these Midden sites and Killarney was the meeting place for all the Koori (aboriginal) clans in this area. It was a a feasting place, rich in food source.
I so wish that we conserved our precious life source like this, that we shared a knowledge of sustainable harvesting. That we could have passed on, so that harmony could exist to be healthy and in tune with our own food source. It breaks my heart that we refuse to really look back to see what is important for our life to be sustainable in our mind and our body. That we think its our right to take and take and never put back, who do we think we are?