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A New Look at the Three Sisters with Isaura Andaluz

Learn why this planting method is successful and how you can adapt it to your taste and space by utilizing other varieties of corn, beans, and companion plants.

When

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May 24, 2015
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-897-8831

Description

A New Look at the Three Sisters: Design a Three Sisters garden

Open Space Visitor Center 

6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte

WHEN: Sunday, May 24 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE

Space is limited. Call (505) 897-8831 to register.

For centuries, from Mesoamerica to the American Southwest, peoples in this region have found sustenance in corn, beans and squash, otherwise known as the Three Sisters.

Open a bed and breakfast for new families of sisters and cousins in your backyard, porch or field. Bring pencil drawings of your planting area and learn to create a variation on the Three Sisters that works for you. Learn why this planting method is successful and how you can adapt it to your taste and space by utilizing other varieties of corn, beans, squash, and companion plants. Create new families for your pollinators and your palate this summer.

You will need a pencil drawing of your planting area, pencils, erasers, highlighters and a clipboard to work on your drawings.

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash and their Cousins exhibit, on loan from the National Hispanic Cultural Center, can be seen in the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery through June 28.

Biography: Isaura Andaluz’s experience as a seed steward, farmer, and cook have translated into efforts to revive “forgotten crops and foods” through Cuatro Puertas’ Arid Crop Seed Cache, a living seed bank of native and drought-tolerant crops.