4,000 Seeds in a Day!

Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) Flint Corn Seed-Saving & Education Project

The Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) Flint Corn Seed-Saving & Education Project got underway with a bang last Thursday and Friday, as a quarter acre plot at the Trent Experimental Farm was prepared and planted ahead of the weekend rain.

Led by Indigenous grower Ieiérhes Karolyn Givogue Grant, FAW and TRACKS staff, along with a host of wonderful volunteers, worked hard to make it happen. By late Friday evening, forty-four traditional mounds were planted with corn, squash and beans, along with almost 4,000 corn seeds from four landraces of flint corn that were planted in rows.

Stay tuned for further updates as the plants emerge and field days continue throughout the summer. If you are interested in this project and would like to volunteer to help in the garden, please contact rosie@farmsatwork.ca.