Warndu curates Australian Native Food Experiences.  Warndu is an Indigenous owned company which means good in the Adnyamathanha language

Be a part of the Australian native food revolution. A 60,000 year old legacy to our native plants, nuts, seeds and proteins. This is us asking questions and recognising our heritage. This is our decision to wake from past generations ignorance, to not bury our heads in the red earth, to seek healing and interconnection with people, plants and soil.
Warndu means 'good' in the Adnyamathanha language. With Warndu products we want you to feel good...

Good knowing that our products are nutritious; good knowing that Warndu contributes to our community; good knowing that the products you buy protect our precious soils. In buying good- you are doing good.

Warndu uses this country’s native plants, nuts, seeds and proteins and each of these will create meaningful meals; meals that are local and seasonal in the true sense of words. It doesn’t get any more local and seasonal than working with Australian native produce.

Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, heath and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native Ingredients.

Read about Our Impact statement →

Warndu founders

Warndu founders, Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard

We must develop a new co-culture approach to the future, drawing on the oldest continuous civilisation in the world and building to the resilience of a multicultural Australia.

Meet us

Warndu was founded in 2016 by Damien Coulthard, Rebecca Sullivan and Siobhan O'Toole. 

Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan (@grannyskills) is a food educator, regenerative farmer, Yale World Fellow and TV presenter who has featured in ABC's Gardening Australia as well as on Channels Nine and Ten. She has a masters in sustainable agriculture, worked in the UK Slow Food movement and has taught natural living and cookery at River Cottage UK and The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania. Her writing can be found in in Peppermint, ABC Organic Gardener, SA Gardens and delicious.

Rebecca Sullivan Warndu

Damien Coulthard

Damien Coulthard (@Damiencoulthard) is an Adnyamathanha and Dieri person of the Flinders Ranges, an international artist, cultural educator and high school teacher. He is a former board director of the South Australian Native Title Service.

Damien leads Warndu's education, cultural awareness and education.

Damien Warndu

Siobhan O'Toole

Siobhan O'Toole is a part owner of the business. Siobhan was born on Yorta Yorta land (Cobram in Regional Victoria) and works to support Rebecca and Damien in building Warndu. Siobhan is a fundraiser, business owner and a large scale program manager. Read more about Siobhan over at her website →


Our supporters and journey

2014 The initial idea for Warndu was spawned. 

2015 Product development and testing took place.  

2016 Founded as a PTY LTD and launched a successful crowdfunding campaign with ING Dreamstarter. 

2017 Grant for Growth from ING and Sefa partners.

2018 Agreement with Hachette to publish our cookbook Warndu Mai. 

2019 Launched Warndu Mai Cookbook. Rebecca was a finalist in the rural women's awards. Won the Gourmand Award.  

2020 Received a grant from the ILSC and selected to work with PWC PIC to develop a business plan.  Worked with Facebook (Meta) and Now We collide on small business marketing campaign 

2021 Adelaide Festival event curation of Ngarku'adlu (Let's Eat) with three days of Native Lunch Boxes, premium meals and experiences. Launched the Home & Body range and education sessions.  Warndu moved to our new HQ at 279 Main North Road, Clare on Ngadjuri Country, in South Australia. 

2022 Started RAP consultancy and speakers program.  Curated the Quandong Festival in Quorn.  Launched First Nation Food Companion cookbook with help from Murdoch Press. Nominated for small business award.