“to revive nature’s intelligence flowing through us, enhance harmony with the cosmos, worship the symphony of the universe, & strengthen our bond to mother earth.”
Awatea Organics is an Aotearoa (NZ) based maara (indigenous cultivations) whose mission is to provide people like you with better information and products which enhance your healthy lifestyle and nature your wisdom to protect mother earth.
We are a Maori whanau (family) that practices our ancestors traditional knowledge, innovations and practises as heritage food, seed and medicine farmers.
We believe in supporting food sovereignty through supporting Maori to grow their ancestral foods, and to revive our culture around kai.
In 2018 we began establishing the maara at Te Rewarewa papakainga. The initiative is to reconnect whanau to the land, provide healthy kai and explore how maara can support traditional livelihoods.
Over that time we have increased indigenous biodiversity, brought back pollinators and established over six varieties of Maori potatoes, three varieties of kumara, three varieties of puha, kokihi (native spinach), niho hoiho (white maize), hue, and kamokamo which joins our full collection of 50 native plant varieties.
We have aspirations to grow out seed to the point of being able to distribute widely to the community. We hope that you will join us on our journey.