Most of us love the convenience of stopping by the store to pick up some chi, but if finding food is a challenge for you, can you do it?
The high cost of living makes it tempting to ditch the supermarket and live off the land. This is exactly what the men of the Bay of Plenty decided to do.
Pāpā Wharewera used his foraging skills to feed his family for three months, revealing to Jenny Mae Clarkson at breakfast Wednesday the lesson it taught him.
“It came up as a spur of the moment and I told my wife I was going to do it.
“It was a calling and I felt called to do it and learn from it.
“I felt more connected to the earth and more self-aware.”
Falewela said that living like their ancestors also allowed them to connect with them.
His family taught him skills to survive his own machinations in which he grew up.
After trying to forage for three months, Wharewera wants to share her journey with others and continue to supplement her diet in this way.
Foraging, he says, lends itself to a holistic approach to health.
“It’s more than just going to the gym.”
Watch the full breakfast interview in the video above.