Native American Education Day Coming up at IFG on July 27th

By: Friendship Botanic Gardens Last Updated: July 17, 2014

HankBoulleymakingmoccasinsSunday, July 27th is IFG Native American Education Day. Demonstrations and exhibits celebrating the native peoples of the region. Free admission. This exposure to the Native American culture is a superb opportunity to interact with our Jude Rakowski and the local Native American community. With craft and farming demonstrations, music and the ambience of the Native American garden, families and kids in particular will realize an experience available nowhere else in the area.

A Native American will start the fire at noon in a traditional manner. This fire will cook squirrel, some bison tongue and jerky, and garden grown squash and beans seasoned with herbs and maple sugar.

There will be demonstrations of flintknapping, corn grinding, gardening techniques, trapping, and others. Some presentations about gardening and trapping begin at 1:00 PM. Children's crafts will also be available.

Come and help celebrate these early woodland natives. Dogs are welcome if on leash and sociable. IFG is located on U.S. Highway 12 going east; 2055 U.S. Highway 12.