Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Welcoming the Three Sisters at Tilden Park

 I received a copy of Edible East Bay last week and enjoyed it so much. It was full of great resources about gardening and local events and local foods, season by season. We attended one of the listed events (which was free - bonus:) at Tilden Park last Saturday and had so much fun. It was a hands on gardening event where children were learning how to plant the Native Americans' Three Sisters: beans, squash and corn.  Maggie was especially excited about the event because she had learned about the Three Sisters last year in 3rd grade. Both kids enjoyed the experience. They created mounds out of rich compost and planted away. After the event they received seeds for home and corn plants and were invited back in September to see the results of their work. It was a wonderful day for all of us.

3 comments:

MAYBELLINE said...

I was not impresses with the results of my 3 Sisters garden last summer. Perhaps I should have planted a dead fish under each mound. Gross.

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

That's right, Maybelline! Ha - maybe I ought to do that here. The kids will be planting the 3 sisters here at home this Sat.

Cameron said...

Nice one. Children are working in garden for plantation is really a good habit. By doing such we can create awareness towards our environment. We can use flower, fruit and medicinal plants for this. It will be better for us as well as our society. For a better growth and production we can use fertilizers, which are really effective.