Te Reka o te Kai – Kai Atua

Te Reka o te Kai- Kai Atua publication will be launch during the Hikoi ki te Motu tour in 12 regions starting 9th September in Kaikohe. This guide has been compiled by Te Waka Kai Ora to introduce whanau to methods fro establishing their own Mara Ki. The history of traditional agriculture in Aotearoa is briefly described and practical steps that are needed for growing your own food are explained, with particular emphasis on Maori Kai.

An explanation of the traditional maramataka or moon calendar is also included,highlighting activities for each night of a moon month.  This guide is designed to provide basic information for beginner gardeners. Get your copy of Te Reka o te Kai- Kai Atua by joining one of our Hui during Hikoi ki te Motu.

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2 Responses to Te Reka o te Kai – Kai Atua

  1. Tammy says:

    Kia ora,

    I saw Pounamu Skelton present about Te Reka o te kai at the Te hotu conference. She did a really good job and has got me interested in this resource. Is this available online.



  2. Cath Koa and Karin says:

    Tena koutou – We saw stunning programme on Hua Parakore on Maori TV Maramataka – Can we please get copies of Te Reka o te Kai top to use with local iwi and whanau for our free Kaitiakitanga sustainable organic growing courses? Is this online or can you send it to us as below? Nga mihi nui- Cath Koa
    Mohala Organic Gardens
    37 Clinton Road
    Baddeleys Beach
    RD6 Warkworth 0986

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