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Pounamu Ōtaki

Group footprint July 2016: 0.98 earths

Pounamu Ōtaki is a whanau based group whose kaupapa involves whanaungatanga, mahi tahi, whakarite māra, whakatō kākano, whakatipu kai, kaitahi, kōrero Māori, waiata tahi and anything green. They meet regularly to work in each other’s gardens doing whats needed such as harvesting beans, preparing spring garden beds, building a hugel, planting trees, enjoying kai and more . The Pounamu Ōtaki group began the competition as an incredibly resourceful community, with an average eco footprint of 0.98.

Here’s a glimpse at how their huis go:

      He nui ngā hua!
  • we uncovered her pot of gold from the worm farm

  • potted up primrose, kale and rocket from the garden

  • planted some peach cuttingsMaraea brought along from her rākau...

  • followed a 'guild' principle by planting leeks in a circle around feijoa tree as a pest management strategy.

  • started our mahi with a whole lot of dessert! Lol

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