We learnt lots, ate heaps, and met so many people, too hard to fit into a sentence our experiences. We loved all the languages we heard, inspiring us to learn more languages and promote our own.

We held a three-day gathering in Ahipara. Bringing together producers, cooks, educators and students. We discussed organic food production in Maori communities, Maori standard for farming, gardening and Hua Parakore.

Representatives from the Terra Madre network were involved in the organisation and we celebrated the young farmers who participated in the Manawhenua Challenge.

The gatherings bring together many inspiring people and provide an opportunity to network, share knowledge and learn new skills.

“I hope [those] who attended will take with them new found knowledge about healthy food for our people – especially for our children.’ ~ Rueben