Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 15 Gathering a Snowy Success

We wish to thank all those who braved yet another winter snowfall to join Nolumbeka Project on Saturday, February 15, for the viewing of the documentary "Great Falls: Discovery, Destruction and Preservation in a Massachusetts Town" at the Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA.

Some of the 50 folks who braved the snow February 15
After opening words by Nolumbeka Project President Joe Graveline and a song by activist Lance Smith highlighting our efforts to protect the Ancestors at White Ash Swamp in Greenfield,  about 50 folks watched the film which chronicles the events surrounding the discovery of a sacred ceremonial site in Turner's Falls and draws on the efforts of Byron Dix and other researchers to present the case for the existence of the vast ceremonial landscape created by Native Americans throughout New England before the arrival of the European colonists.  

Photo by Anne Wellington
Afterwards a lively discussion took place and folks enjoyed Howard Clark's Native Garden Display and refreshments. We are grateful to Anne Wellington for this photo of elements of Howard's display. 

The unique corn displayed across the bottom of the photo is an ancient strain of pod corn. With everyone's help this spring, we plan to plant more of this rare seed, a traditional three sisters garden,  and a cornplanter tobacco garden.

Contact us at if you are interested in participating in our gardening efforts.

Help Wanted
We really need someone to serve as treasurer for the Nolumbeka Project and someone to help file the non-profit tax form. If you are able to assist, please contact us at We will be very grateful.