“Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” Workshop scheduled for March 18
Victor, NY— The fascinating link between traditional white corn and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Creation Story will be the focus of the “Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” workshop on Tuesday, March 18 from 6:30–8:00 pm at Ganondagan’s North Farmhouse (7191 County Road 41 at School Street). Dr. Kevin White, one of the founding members of the original Pinewoods Iroquois White Corn Project, will be leading this Friends of Ganondagan workshop, rescheduled from last June.
The workshop, which also includes a tour of the Iroquois White Corn Project production area, is limited to 12 adult participants, so pre-registration is requested by Friday, March 14. The cost is $20/general public; $15/members of Friends of Ganondagan, and light refreshments will be served. To register, send a check payable to: Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564, or call (585) 742-1690.
The Friends of Ganondagan’s Iroquois White Corn Project, located at the North Farmhouse, encompasses history, culture, community, entrepreneurship, collaboration, agriculture, health, and food systems. Its goal is to restore the farming, consumption, and distribution of a traditional, nutritious, low-glycemic index Iroquois white corn, used widely by the Haudenosaunee for at least 2,000 years. It was grown in abundance at 17th-century Ganondagan until 500,000 bushels of it—the food that sustained the 4,500 people living there—was burnt by the French in 1687.
What: Friends of Ganondagan’s “Corn & Haudenosaunee Creation” workshop
When: Tuesday, March 18; 6:30-8:00 pm; pre-register by March 14
Where: Ganondagan North Farmhouse, 7191 County Rd 41, corner School Street, Victor, NY.
Fees: $20/General Public; $15/Friends of Ganondagan members; to register, send a check to Friends of Ganondagan, PO Box 113, Victor, NY 14564, or call (585) 742-1690