A small smattering of various stories all about plants, how they came to be and why they are the way they are!Read More 54 – Stories of Plants
For our final episode on Māori horticulture we look at the influence Europeans and their crops had after their arrival. We talk about cash crops, missionaries and all sorts!Read More 53 – Potatoes and Wheat
We move away from the garden (sort of) to talk about what Māori were foraging in the bush. With a particular focus on fern root, cabbage tree and karaka.Read More 52 – Foraging
Today we talk about a bit of a random mix of things, from specifc plants to climate change and the linguistics of naming plants and animals!Read More 50 – Kūmara Comes from the Freezer!
Today is all about weeds! What they are, how Europeans and Māori viewed them and even a bit on how Pākehā used them as a justification for colonisation (no, seriously). We also talk a bit about harvesting as well!Read More 49 – Dank Weeds
Today we talk about a few different things around Māori horticulture from how gardens were made up, fertiliser, tools, gods and planting!Read More 48 – How to Plant a Garden
We start our look at Māori horticulture talking about the challenges and ingenuity of Māori upon arriving in Aotearoa. Specifically, the climate in their new home and how that affected the tropical plants they knew and loved.Read More 47 – Colder, Colder…