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ABOUT WILDFLOWER

Wildflower was created to change the game by breaking the stigma and cycles that come from lack of opportunity. We make it possible for our workforce to build financial freedom and personal empowerment through connection to country and community. We are inclusive, we are diverse, we are colourful, we are creative, we love, we care. We are Wildflower.

Horticulture, landscape & ecology services

Sustainable premium services for our Government and Corporate clients and customers.

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community empowerment

We employ and offer training programs to Aboriginal people of the community facing barriers to employment.

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Community building

By creating equity across our community, we build a more equal and inclusive society. Our projects bring people from all walks of life together to create a sense of place and belonging.

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WE ARE

An Aboriginal-led not for profit organisation. Everything we do we make it in the best way we possibly can. Wildflower is proud to be an unique enterprise type that fits into different styles of ethical practices. We believe that our certificates will support us to keep our vision and mission alive. 

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OUR STORY

Roman and Matt have been best friends since they were teenagers bonding initially over basketball, playing for an Indigenous team in inner-city Sydney. This bond has strengthened over time and through hardships from growing up in a broken system.

These two boys from disadvantaged communities are now men that know the injustice and inequity that exists because they lived it and survived it. Together, Roman and Matt have 20-year careers in horticulture, community services and youth work. They founded Wildflower Gardens for Good to change the game and provide hope, opportunity and pave paths for personal success and happiness for disadvantaged young people, especially in the Indigenous community.

OUR TEAM

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Roman DeguchI
DIRECTOR / FOUNDER

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Matt Coe
HEAD OF COMMUNITY / FOUNDER

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MURRIE COE
PROJECT SUPERVISOR

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Ray Munro
PROJECT SUPERVISOR

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Renata Leme
CREATIVE CONTENT COORDINATOR

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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Paula Weldon
CHAIRPERSON

Shaun Herat
VICE-CHAIRPERSON

 Liam RidgewaY

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Jasmin SpeedY

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Willei Coe

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Maks Khan

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AMBASSADORS

Costa Georgiadis

ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA HOST 

"As an enterprise, Wildflower is growing an outlook and perspective that values the importance of re-wilding, reconnecting and rebuilding our individual and collective relationships with the landscapes and country where we live. Their work is bringing new life to the old stories of every place they touch.

 

The Wildflower team brings an approach to landscape that showcases and spotlights with new energy the old stories of the places they work with. Their holistic approach strives to create a connection between the cultural, ecological and community layers of the landscapes they design and enhance."

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Clarence Slockee

JIWAH PTY LTD DIRECTOR & ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA PRESENTER 

"The ethos of Wildflower – Gardens for Good is manifest in all that they do and to provide a platform for empowerment, skills development and mentorship within the horticultural, landscape and bush regeneration space is a wonderful thing.

 

I continue to be impressed by the passion, quality and commitment brought by the team to ongoing projects and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this vitally important social enterprise."

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Sam Widmer - Head Teacher Support Unit

Homebush Boys High School

On behalf of the Homebush Boys High School community, we would like to thank Roman and the team at Wildflower. From the very beginning, Wildflower were extremely passionate, professional and friendly. We came to Roman with a vision of creating a Yarning Circle and sensory garden that could be used by our students as a place to build connections with each other as well as function as a meaningful outdoor learning space. A space where our school could build a deeper connection to Aboriginal culture. Our project came to fruition and was finished on time and within our budget. We were blown away by the finished product and by how much our students engaged with the space. The high standard of craftsmanship, knowledge and expertise in local plants and materials and professionalism are why we would recommend Wildflower to any business, school or organisation looking to start their project journey with an exceptional team.

Carly Stanley- CEO and Founder of Deadly Connections

We stand in solidarity with Wildflower to challenge systematic inequalities in the

workplace and assist individuals experiencing employment challenges and disadvantage in creating a brighter future for themselves.

We look forward to creating meaningful and sustainable employment pathways for justice involved young people, men and women with Wildflower.’

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Nathan Moran -CEO

Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)

On behalf Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) as CEO I confirm:

MLALC support for Wildflower Social Enterprise to operate land conservation projects and programs and to provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal people Land Conservation is an area that is integral to Aboriginal / 1st Nations peoples Culture, Heritage and Identity as well as overall Health & Wellbeing ”MLALC is proud to support Wildflower given that land conservation is a key component of 1st Nations / Aboriginal responsibilities in caring country.”​

Kyle Wiebe- Community Development Coordinator

Common Grounds, Mission Australia

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noni hollands -Private client

We engaged Wildflower to collaborate with us in the construction of our new garden at our home in Ashfield. Not only did they create a wonderful native garden, but they worked closely with us along the way to understand our needs and preferences and help us create the garden that reflects who we are. They were able to recommend a diverse range of plants that are native to our local area and will help improve the local biodiversity - Roman has an excellent understanding of local native plants! The team was a delight to have on-site, they were friendly and fun to work with, and I would recommend Wildflower to anyone wanting to create a residential native garden in the Inner West.

Tim Moggridge-

Director NPM Indigenous

I am extremely delighted to recommend to you the exemplary services of Wildflower. We are the current Facilities Maintenance Managers at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and we engaged Wildflower to maintain our large site. Since coming on board the Wildflower team have been reliable, always on time and kept the facility to a high standard and regularly receiving positive Tenant and employee feedback. I would not hesitate to recommend Wildflower and we wish them all the best.

Feel free to contact me for more information. Yours Sincerely,

Collaborating with the Wildflower team at Common Ground in Camperdown has been an excellent opportunity to deliver a triple win; creating beautiful bio diversity in our gardens; engaging community about Aboriginal land practice; boosting local economy by providing job opportunities for locals that are underemployed and under-utilised in community. Mission Australia and Wildflower’s partnership strengthens communities and supports people to thrive.

GET INVOLVED

If you're looking for opportunities to grow, come to talk to us about becoming a wildflower and joining our crew.

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Wildflower acknowledges the Traditional Custodians upon whose ancestral lands we live and work. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge the continuing connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to the land, sea, and community.