Scotdesco are involved in many community enterprises with the aim to encourage self-sufficiency, pride and empowerment for the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community and other Aboriginal Communities.
WIRANGU LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE
Wirangu is an endangered language and two fluent speakers of the community Doreen and Gladys Miller worked with the Adelaide University to produce language learning resources available for purchase at the Ceduna Arts Centre. Glady's daughter, Estelle is still active with these projects and Scotdesco community participate in language learning classes with the Far West Language Centre.
Water is essential to the survival of the community and it's enterprises. With no access to mains water, Scotdesco operates a unique rainwater harvesting system which can collect up to 1.5 million litres of rainwater for the community.
Scotdesco's water catchment collects rainfall and condensation which is run through a filtering system and then connected to each house in the community, and the Scotdesco offices.
Bunyuru is the Wirangu word for saltbush. The Scotdesco community has planted thosuands of Bunyuru plants in the hope of reaping the economic gains, which include: employment and training; improved land fertility and health; carbon credits; saltbush lamb; seed and seedling sales; animal food pellets; herb market access; and making high protein flour.
After 6 years of drought at Scotdesco, the Bunyuru Saltbush Enterprise has been severely impacted. The Community hopes that with more rainfall it can acheive some of the economic benefits planned.
SCOTDESCO ART GALLERY
The gallery showcases the exquisite art and ceramics produced by local artists. Art is available to purchase onsite.