This artist's impression shows a food garden in the Auckland region. Its crops include taro at lower right and hue (bottle gourds) at lower left. The larger plots contain kūmara (sweet potato) plants. The plots are kept free of weeds, and protected by stone walls and wooden fences. Women harvest the hue and the smaller kūmara for making kao (dried kūmara).
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Penguin Random House
Reference: Helen Leach, 1,000 years of gardening in New Zealand. Wellington: Reed Publishing, 1984
Drawing by Nancy Tichborne
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