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THREE SISTERS CROPS
(AGRICULTURE)




The Three Sisters are the three main agricultural crops of various
Native American groups in North America: winter squash, maize (corn),
and climbing beans (typically tepary beans or common beans).

The Iroquois, among others, used these "Three Sisters" as trade goods.



Three Sisters (agriculture)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(agriculture)



Companion planting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companion_planting




Intercropping
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercropping




Multiple cropping
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_cropping




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FOUR
SISTERS CROPS



The three sisters…and that fourth sister no one really talks about

This style of planting utilizes three different crops to their full
potential in one space. A circle of interdependence based on giving
and receiving.

The Three Sisters is a combination of three plants working together:

Sister Bean fixes, or makes available in plant form, nitrogen from
the air.

Sister Corn provides the support for Sister Bean’s trailing vine.

Sister Squash provides ground cover to hold moisture and maintain healthy
soil environment as well as deterring animal invaders with its spiny stems.

The fourth sister can be Sister Sunflower or Sister Bee Balm (aka Bergamot,
Horsemint and Oswego Tea). This sister supports the beans, lures birds from
the corn with her seeds and attracts insect pollinators.



The three sisters…and that fourth sister no one really talks about
http://rodaleinstitute.org/the-three-sistersand-that-fourth-sister-no-one-really-talks-about/



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SECTION 3



THREE SISTERS CROPS
FOUR SISTERS CROPS
LINKS




Celebrate the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans and Squash
https://www.reneesgarden.com/blogs/gardening-resources/celebrate-the-three-sisters-corn-beans-and-squash

Companion Planting-Three Sisters
http://www.almanac.com/content/companion-planting-three-sisters

Companion Planting: Three Sisters Garden Plans
https://www.growveg.com/guides/companion-planting-three-sisters-garden-plans/

Companion Planting with the Three Sisters Method
http://www.veggiegardener.com/companion-planting-three-sisters/

Food Yields and Nutrient Analyses of the Three Sisters
http://ojs.ethnobiology.org/index.php/ebl/article/view/721/413

Growing Native American Heritage: the Three Sisters
hhttps://www.farmproject.org/blog/2016/3/31/growing-native-american-heritage-the-three-sisters

Growing Three Sisters in a Pot
https://preparednessmama.com/growing-three-sisters/

How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden
https://www.nativeseeds.org/learn/nss-blog/415-3sisters

The Mythical "Three Sisters" of Native American Cuisine
https://www.thespruceeats.com/three-sisters-of-native-american-cuisine-101567

Native American Cultural Crops
http://www.santafedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Native_American_Cultural_Crops

Native American Gardening: The Three Sisters and More
https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vegetables/native-american-gardening-zm0z13fmzsto

The Three Sisters
https://sustainablefoodcenter.org/latest/gardening/the-three-sisters

The Three Sisters
https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/f/575/files/2016/07/newlogoThree-Sisters-Exploring-an-Iroquois-Garden1-199h8hj-xupent.pdf

The Three Sisters
https://academics.nsuok.edu/Portals/39/Three%20Sisters%20Legend.pdf

The Three Sisters - Ancient Cornerstone of American Farming
https://www.thoughtco.com/three-sisters-american-farming-173034

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
https://www.almanac.com/content/three-sisters-corn-bean-and-squash

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans and Squash
https://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/three-sisters-corn-beans-squash-zmaz01fmzsel

The Three Sisters: Corn, Squash and Beans
https://www.gardensalive.com/product/the-three-sisters-corn-squash-and-beans

Three Sisters Garden
https://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/matrix/lessonplan.cfm?lpid=297

The Three Sisters—or Is it Four?
http://tobyhemenway.com/resources/the-three-sisters-or-is-it-four/

Three Sisters Planting Method
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/three-sisters-planting-method-73334.html

Three Sisters and Sustainable Agriculture
http://www.cornell.edu/video/first-peoples-first-crops-5-three-sisters-and-sustainable-agriculture

Three Sisters Technique
http://readynutrition.com/resources/survival-food-series-three-sisters-technique_09022010/

What are The "Three Sisters" Crops?
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-economic-significance-of-the-three-sisters-crops.html



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Agriculture
http://wiki.terrafirmacraft.com/Agriculture




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




List of fruits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fruits




Plants Database
National Gardening Association

http://garden.org/plants/




The Plant Encyclopedia
http://theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page




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