Phil was born in Warrane (Sydney Cove) in Darug Country, and has strong family ties with the Darug, Gomeroi, Ngiyampaa and Wiradjuri peoples. he spent the bulk of his working life as an arborist, also through TAFE as a teacher in arboriculture, indigenous conservation and land management. Phil has been privileged to sit down with a few Aboriginal knowledge holders to learn about the traditional medicine and bush foods of this country.