Mark Tucek is a certified horticulturist and nursery professional, having started his career at Kalamunda-based Domus Nursery in 1983, before expanding his knowledge in leading retail garden centres and allied businesses over the next 30 years.
Mark founded the Tucker Bush project, first, to popularise and make available native edibles in our modern lifestyle and cuisine — both through home growing and gourmet cooking. Second, to help young Australians grow up with a stronger connection to nature and their food supply. And third, to influence a cultural shift that contributes to preserving Australia’s food security and biodiversity through growing species that thrive in our soils and climate.
Since the project’s inception, Mark has built a national network of partners and allies in the nursery industry, food industry, education sector and horticultural media space. He frequently appears on local radio programs, like ABC’s “Roots and Shoots” with Sabrina Hahn, regularly attends Nursery & Garden Industry events, and is a member of the Horticultural Media Association (WA).
In 2018, he published a cookbook to raise funds for the Tucker Bush Schools Program. “Cooking with Bush Tucker” features contributions from renowned chefs throughout Australia and is available for purchase via the Tucker Bush website.