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Three Sisters

Corn, beans, and squash create a special alchemy together in the field and on the plate.  In legend, the plants were a gift from the gods, always to be grown together, eaten together, and celebrated together. This companion planting trio was widespread across North America and the Iroquois label, “three sisters”, is woven into contemporary gardening […]

Happy 4th!

Did the Declaration of Independence get signed in early July because that is when the crops are seeded, the weeds hadn’t yet overwhelmed and the harvest press was still over the horizon? Hmmm… maybe Andrea Wulf’s Founding Gardener: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation sheds some light on this in […]