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A Traditional Three Sisters Garden



Have you ever wanted to enjoy eating food from your own garden? More and more, people are returning to traditional farming and gardening knowledge systems. Some even contribute to the revival of the farmers' markets popping up around the world by selling their extra produce there, while others may just grow some seasoning plants such as basil or mint for their own enjoyment.


If you're interested in growing your own food, we recommend the "Three Sisters" garden, that is: beans, corn and squash. This principal was developed by various nations indigenous to the Americas long before European arrival. The reason it works so well? Because each of the plants help each other to grow. This type of food garden is ideal because it doesn't require a lot of space, and all three plants are native to this continent, meaning that they are well adapted to the seasons here and won't need any extra care.


Check out this article for an in-depth look at the Three Sisters garden, and as always, contact Sweetgrass 512 if you need help getting a subsistence garden started so you can enjoy picking your own food from your garden.


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