Community Rongoā Forest Planting Day
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About the Event
We will be planting a community rongoā forest of native trees and plants focussing on the ngahere (forest) as healer. Rongoa is about health and wellbeing not just the practical application of medicine made from plants and trees but also the Hinengaro mind and wairua spirit. It is well proven that forests themselves are therapeutic the smells released from trees and plants have been proven to reduce stress hormone production, improve feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness.