It all started when…

I found out about the Colombian Feijoa Festival, in a small town in the Andes. Could Colombians possibly love feijoas as much as New Zealanders? Come to think of it, why do we love them so much? Where do they come from, anyway? I started researching, fell into a wormhole, and now I’m writing a non-fiction ‘biography’ of the feijoa, its history, science, the cultures that love it, the people obsessed with it.

I’ve received a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and funding from Creative NZ to trace the feijoa’s story from South America, via Europe and California to New Zealand.

You can follow my travels, meet some of the people I meet, tell me your own feijoa stories, and connect with other feijoa fans at The Fellowship of the Feijoa: