Three Sisters

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Centuries ago, the Iroquois were among the early North American cultures who reaped the magic of a good garden. They discovered that certain sister plants thrive when grown together. Corn prospers inside a cluster of squash or pumpkins, creating a sustainable ecosystem as beans grow up the stalks for shade, support and protection. The prickly squash also helps deter rodents and deer from munching the goods. These gardens are historically called the Three Sisters. Join us to find out why today’s gardeners still enjoy the extra symbiotic productivity that Three Sisters offer.

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RENEE SHEPHERD
Felton, CA

customerservice@reneesgarden.com

Melinda Myers, LLC
Milwaukee, WI
info@melindamyers.com

http://www.reneesgarden.com/articles/3sisters.html

http://www.threes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2335:three-sisters-corn-beans-squash&catid=79:food-nutrition&Itemid=57

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(agriculture)

http://www.nativetech.org/cornhusk/threesisters.html

http://www.cornell.edu/video/first-peoples-first-crops-5-three-sisters-and-sustainable-agriculture

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/three-sisters-corn-beans-squash

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