Beautiful Corn Harvest!
The Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) Flint Corn Seed-Saving & Education Project has wound up for the season.
In 2015, this project engaged over fifty volunteers, one hundred youth, and over one hundred Trent students. Together we:
- built 44 mounds for the three sisters (corn, squash and beans);
- planted 4,000 corn seeds from four distinct landraces of white flint corn;
- hand pollinated hundreds of cobs;
- harvested and braided thousands of cobs;
- held a corn lying workshop;
- and feasted on fabulous foods!
Partners Farms at Work and TRACKS (TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science Initiative) want to thank everyone involved, and especially Haudenosaunee grower Ieiérhes Karolyn Givogue Grant (who camped out to get the hand pollination finished!), and amazing go-to Trent student Nikki Auten, who has simply done everything possible over the last few months to support the project's success.
Plans are underway for 2016! If you can help, let us know.
Note: If you want to read more about this project, search for "corn" on this site!