Home Grown, Home Made: Growing Corn with Zuleyja Prieto
Corn! The midwest grows some delicious sweet corn, but did you know many other varieties can grow here with a little acclimatizing? We are excited to offer a learning opportunity on Saturday, June 27th at 4pm with Zuleyja Prieto who will share her efforts at growing Central and South American corn varieties in the Michiana region. During this workshop hosted in Zuleyja’s garden, we will explore topics ranging from how to grow the varieties, their traditional uses in Latin American cultures, corn’s sacred dimensions, and the fundamental role of the plant to indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. As a special treat, Zuleyja has some seeds to hand out so you can get started growing corn yet this summer!
Interested? Please RSVP below.
Space is limited to 15 people so don’t wait!
More about Zulejya: Originally from Colombia, Zuleyja spent a number of years living in Mexico before moving to the Goshen community three years ago. You can now find her teaching traditional Aztec Dances at Spacious Heart Yoga. Zulejya’s formal education in medicine and interests in indigenous cultures combine through corn as she explores its nutritional benefits and cultural significance. Maple City Market is so excited to learn from her!