THE ROOTS CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS presents:
THE ROOTS GARDEN
The opening ceremony for The Roots Garden project began at The Pacific Showcase. The ceremony opened up the Roots Garden project and blessed the four fruit trees.
Each tree represents four tribes and four primary schools. The four tribes are made up of Year 11 - 13 High School students from Auckland, they will be building bamboo sculptures for four primary schools. The bamboo sculptures will be displayed at the Pasifika Festival and then installed at the primary schools. There will be a closing ritual at the primary schools where the fruit trees will be planted.
We had established Artist John Ioane lead the group with the plants to place on top of the stands made out of recycled timber from the previous Roots projects.
Waikare Komene opened up the Pacific Showcase with his Maori welcome acknowledging Tangata Whenua and also The Pacific Showcase at THE CLOUD. This ritual was made to add value to our purpose of inspiring and empowering the next generation through creativity and sustainability.
These four trees will be present at all Roots events until March - April. This is an opportunity to allow the participants involved to appreciate the environment and also to see The Roots grow and prosper.
For more information check out theroots.org.nz
Daniel Tautua, Francis Pesamino, Salome Tanuvasa, John Tanuvasa, Cordell, Caleb, Chris, Amiria Puia-Taylor, Jeremy Leatinu'u, Nikorn Thammavongsa, Waikare Komene, Martin Leung-Wai, Aaron and John Belford.
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