Hi, the evidence is, as far as I am aware, that greenies have simply failed to comprehend how to approach Aboriginal communities in culturally appropriate ways. Your example of the gardening projects is one which had to be quite resource intensive to get up and going, but mainly because the folk with the resources available, often do not recognise how to communicate appropriately with Aboriginal communities. For example, in Aboriginal languages nobody asks questions unless they have an authority over the person they are asking. So, for somebody from an invading culture, (read invading-culture = unnecessarily-questioning-culture, whereas indigenous culture evaluates individuals by how well we learn without asking questions, since questions imply the right to demand knowledge, which in turn, implies a level of responsible existance, which Aboriginal people rarely perceive in folk who are not 100% committed to land care), to work with an Aboriginal community, on a project like a food garden, all the necessary cultural protocols need to be followed. For example, do not expect youth to be able to become involved without their elders permission, and/or acceptance, and to give that permission/acceptance, elders need be better informed that youth are, about what you are planning, about what your personal vested interests are, including your interest in working with their young people, and all about permaculture, of course. My suggestion, is that if you and/or your permaculture group (if there is one in Broome??), approach the local land council (or Aboriginal community centre, or a Church with strong Aboriginal attendance), (and maybe approach all three kinds of organisations and any others, simultaneously), with a letter making an offer of sharing skills. Offer the services of your skills and knowledge to those whose land you are in love with, and your idea could work. It could well prove the best way to learn more about permaculture very rapidly. This is no more than I might suggest to any individual involved in permaculture, who wants to engage with their local indigenous community. But first things first, any Aboriginal people anywhere, will have to ask of you yourself, why don't you begin your idea where you are already living at? Will you always find yourself wanting to move on? Maybe that will not be a barrier, but it will depend on how genuine you are in your intentions and motivation and commitment.