Makumaku is a native Bytownian word that describes a tree’s aerating root system. Roots have many roles we find ourselves connected to and not just because we’re tree-huggers. In addition to helping water absorption, the root acts as an anchor. It’s a place where nutrients are stored, and is at the, well, root of reproduction. So when we close our eyes and think of Makumaku roots, we see stories anchored on solid matter, and tales that grow in all kinds of wonderful direction, remaining connected to a greater core. Yes, a trunk.
Makumaku. Nutritional and delishional storytelling.