Soil health and security are key components of our wellbeing. Even so, soil is faced with many environmental challenges under the current iteration of capitalism. A paradigm shift is needed to encourage care for this resource. In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections and is the root of tūrangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga.
Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Māori relationships with soil, as well as the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within the wider discourse of tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Māori perspectives. Through a range of essays, profiles and recipes, it seeks to promote wellbeing and elevate the mana of the soil by drawing on the hua parakore Māori organics framework as a means for understanding these wide-ranging, diverse and interwoven relationships with soil.
Building a Rauemi Hua Parakore for Understanding Soil Health and WellbeingBy Jessica Hutchings and Jo SmithOneone Ora, Tangata Ora: Soils and Māori Health and WellbeingBy Garth HarmsworthMāori Soil Sovereignty: Advocating for the Rights of Our Ancestral SoilsBy Jessica HutchingsNāku Koe i Whāngai (It was I that brought you up)By Nick Roskruge
A Vision for Soil and Food-Growing with Maanu PaulBy Kiri Reihana SpraggsNgāhuia Lena: Kaitiaki of MoroitiBy Teina Boasa-Dean and Ruth Nesi Bryce-Hare
Te Wharekura o Maniapoto: Kura ā-Iwi – Educating the CommunityBy Yvonne TauraRuia Ngā Purapura: Sowing the SeedsBy Antoine CoffinWhare Uku: Living in a Home Made of PapatūānukuBy Helen PotterWellbeing Through HomeopathyBy Jo Smith
Pounamu Among the Rocks: Papatūānuku Kōkiri MaraeBy Jo SmithTātai Tangata ki te WhenuaBy Kiri Reihana SpraggsKo te Kai he Rongoā, ko te Rongoā he Kai: A Kōrero About Kai, Motherhood, Soil and WellbeingBy Gretta Carney with Jo Smith
Recipe cards are included with each pukapuka.
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