Who We Are
The Iroquois White Corn Project encompasses history, culture, community, entrepreneurship, collaboration, agriculture, health, and food systems. We are a non-profit, "agri-cultural" business run by Friends of Ganondagan and located at the Ganondagan State Historic Site Farmhouse: 7191 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor, NY.
In 2011, the Iroquois White Corn Project was brought to Ganondagan State Historic Site by Peter Jemison, site manager, after the original project - known as Pinewoods Community Farming located at the Cattaraugus Reservation - went dormant after the death of its founders, Drs. John Mohawk and Yvonne Dion-Buffalo.
Everyone who works with our corn - staff, interns, and community volunteers - comes to it with a "good mind," bringing love and good intentions, while acknowledging the Creator and Mother Earth.
Friends of Ganondagan gives a special thanks to the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. We also want to acknowledge the many groups, individuals, and volunteers who have given their time and energy to this venture.