to Iroquois legend, corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable
sisters who only grow and thrive together. This tradition of
interplanting corn, beans and squash in the same mounds, widespread
among Native American farming societies, is a sophisticated, sustainable
system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to
Growing a Three Sisters Garden is a wonderful way to feel more connected to the
history of this land, regardless of our ancestry.
Renee's article "Celebrate
the Three Sisters",
with complete historical and planting information.