Bees over ‘beefies’
Māori proverb

Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.


The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

Salt licks and seaweed and blackstrap molasses
Salt licks and seaweed and blackstrap molasses
Andy Warhol, artist, director and producer

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

The Minister of Conservation on choosing mosaic over monoculture
Love Song for a Vampire
Dame Carol Ann Duffy, poet, playwright and professor

For this,
let gardens grow, where beelines end,
sighing in roses, saffron blooms, buddleia;
where bees pray on their knees, sing, praise
in pear trees, plum trees; bees
are the batteries of orchards, gardens, guard them.

On a dry day in spring
On a dry day in spring
David Chang, chef and owner of Momofuku restaurant group

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.