Ebony has been planting and harvesting kumara in the small town of Te Teko her whole life. The practice from start to finish, has been passed down through her whānau for generations, as have many other life lessons.
Ebony reflects on ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ as attaining the knowledge and experience to produce sustenance from the land. Her vision is an intergenerational one. In passing on the knowledge and tikanga of food growing, gathering, hunting and harvesting to her tamariki, Ebony knows that she is ensuring the continuatio of her whakapapa.