'Nā to rourou, nā taku rourou,
ka ora ai te iwi'
'With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive'
- Māori whakatauki
Meet the people behind the plants: Liadan and Arthur McInnes.
We are proud to be the creators of
Twin Falls Nursery and to be
immersing ourselves in the land we love and call home.
We are based in the Kaimamaku Valley, in the foothills of Puhipuhi maunga (mountain) looking across to Huruiki maunga, above the Kaimamaku awa (river). We acknowledge Ngāti Hau and Ngātiwai whose traditional boundary we are situated on.
We live in a family community of four generations and with 23 years of history
living in this land and pursuing a regenerative lifestyle. Our household is off the grid and we homestead as much as possible. As well as running the nursery,
we tend to our food forests and gardens, and raise our son Finn.
We are passionate about permaculture and finding ways to live responsibly,
and want to help inspire and enable others to do the same. We endeavour to be active in our community and engaged through social media to share what we discover on our journey.
Local food production is a powerful way to allow the wild ecologies of the world to thrive without human demand leading to their destruction. Growing food is exciting and rewarding. If we can meet our needs in our own backyards and tie our eating habits into the seasons of the places we live, we can all take part in nature in a responsible and engaged manner.
As we spent time in the land and learnt through our own experimentation what grew well here, we found that we had developed a valuable skill set that we wanted to share with others. We are passionate about teaching others and getting more of these wonderful plants out into the community and in the landscape.
We created Twin Falls Nursery to connect people and plants
and do our part to build a resilient future for Aotearoa.