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Homegrown taro trial under way at South Auckland school (The Daily Encourager)

Posted on 25 August 2021
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by Rosemary McLennan

Could a bountiful and nutritious crop of cold-tolerant Japanese taro be grown in Auckland as an alternative to imported Pacific taro?

That’s the question students at Ōtāhuhu College plan to investigate.

It’s part of the latest round of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) projects where more than 400 young people in South Auckland will take part in SouthSci-funded projects to find science-based solutions to community problems.

SouthSci, a Te Hononga Akoranga – COMET initiative, is a part of Curious Minds, the Government’s strategic plan to encourage everyone in New Zealand to get engaged with science and technology.

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