Wild Rice Camp Demo
Manoomin is a nutritious grain that was once widely harvested in Michigan by the Anishinabe people. The Traditional knowledge of harvesting, processing, and re-seeding is now being taught at wild rice camps across the Great Lakes Region to bring back this important tradition to regions where it has been lost or forgotten. Barb Barton, who was taught wild ricing by Roger LaBine (Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) and Charlie Fox (Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Indians), will be leading a rice camp demonstration that replicates the traditional fall gathering. Wild Rice will be processed from start to finish and includes parching, dancing or jigging, winnowing, and cleaning. Those participating in the in processing will get to take a small amount of rice home (depending on how much is processed during the camp). There will also be demonstrations on making ricing sticks, push poles, stirring paddles, and how rice is gathered. Additionally, Barb will share fascinating life history information about the species and its habitat. Wild rice and other wild foods will be available for purchase at the event, as well as free brochures and posters on wild rice.
We will also be sharing some dishes made with wild rice and other native foods.
NOTE: WE DO HAVE THE OPTION TO ADD ANOTHER 30 TICKETS IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST. IF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND YOU WANT A TICKET, PLEASE E-MAIL THE ADDRESS SHOWN SO WE KNOW IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST TO SCHEDULE A SECOND DEMO (SAME TIME, PLACE, ETC.)
Mud Lake Farm (View)
3411 Ottogan St
Hudsonville, MI 49426