Hosted by Go Eco and Te Papanui Enderley Community Trust
Join the team at Go Eco in a community conscious workshop to learn how to grow kūmara tipu (kūmara seedlings).
Kūmara growing is an integral part of Matariki come and share in the stories, the mahi, the fun…
Kūmara was brought to Aotearoa over one thousand years ago from the Pacific islands by early Māori settlers. They grew several different varieties of ‘bush’ kūmara, which, compared to the varieties we eat today, were very small in size, being no bigger than a finger. Kūmara is a source of dietary fibre and contains a dietary significant amount of potassium (they are one of the highest potassium-containing vegetables). Kūmara is one of the highest carbohydrate containing vegetables so it makes an excellent source of energy.