THIS HAS BECOME THE MANTRA FOR CITY GIRL, TURNED BAMBOO FARMER, BECKY MIWAKO
We at Big Heart Bamboo believe that localised, healthy eating coupled with a contemporary, dynamic lifestyle is the key to living well in a sustainable environment.We are grateful to be making our produce and products available to the local and extended community and to be incorporating the ingredients of other local producers who share a passion for clean, sustainable growing practices.
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality edible bamboo shoot products. We use no sprays or synthetic chemicals and bolster the nutritional quality of our shoots by using organic soil inputs that are high in mineral content and healthy biota. This is done in a bid to maintain optimum soil health and quality which allows for a more nutrient dense, superior shoot.
Big Heart Bamboo was founded in 2014 after extensive research into the health benefits of edible bamboo shoot and concomitant environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration, high oxygen output and soil erosion mitigation.
The Big Heart Bamboo plantations are nestled into the foothills of the Mapleton National Park ranges amongst native Australian tree species and well-established populations of native wildlife. Fauna surveys have shown the property to be home for many native species of frogs, mammals and birds, some of which are endangered or near-threatened. Big Heart Bamboo is part of a 100 acre bamboo plantation that is the home of Bamboo Australia, which was founded by Becca’s father, Durnford Dart, in 1989. To date it is one of, if not the largest established bamboo plantations in Australia and forms part of the Belli Bamboo Parkland which is a 10 minute drive the historic township of Eumundi in the hinterland of Queensland’s glorious Sunshine Coast.