MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021 AT 4 PM PDT – 7 PM PDT
In this circle, Montse will share the creation stories about corn that exist in the Nahuatl-Totonaca communities.
We will also go over a break-down of corn varieties, heirloom types, hybrids and the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
At the same time, Montse tells the story of how NAFTA, GMOs and undocumented migration to the States are all connected.
In the second portion, Montse will share the traditional processes of agriculture that she and her family follow in order to cultivate la milpa, the growth stages of corn and it’s many traditional uses, beyond just tortillas.
All of this with the purpose of re-connecting us to this vital ancestral relative that has nourished us for thousands of years. We will look at corn as a living, highly intelligent, sentient being and as an important plantcestor for so many Indigenous communities & how it needs to be protected for the next seven generations. A resource list will be given to attendants that will include books, podcasts, social media accounts, organizations, local businesses and individuals doing work focused on food sovereignty, heirloom seeds, food history, innovations, corn preservation, indigenous agriculture and more.