Learn about braiding, drying white corn at husking bee

Date(s) - Friday, Oct 30, 2015
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

USDA Building


You can learn more about growing white corn and braiding it for drying during a corn husking bee to be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the USDA Building, 210 Thomas Indian School Extension Dr., Irving.

The event is sponsored by  the Food is Medicine Project of the Seneca Nation, which aims to improve people’s health through native plants and cultural initiatives.

The event is long because you won’t just learn about braiding corn; you’re asked to help get the corn braided. The corn is braided to prepare it for drying, then the kernels are used in traditional corn soup and bread.

“A lot of our traditional knowledge has been lost,” said Layfayette Williams, project assistant. “We’d like to see people gardening and growing white corn.”

Corn bread and soup will be served.

Participants are asked to bring their own hand pruners.

For more information or to register, contact Lafayette Williams at lafayette.williams@sni.org or (716) 532-4900, ext. 5016.