Horticulture Research Station

Reuniting the Three Sisters: Native American Intercropping, Seed Saving, and Plant Health

Authors: Emma Herrighty (Iowa State University) , Derrick Kapayou , Valeria Cano Camacho (Iowa State University) , Ajay Nair (Iowa State University) , Christina Gish Hill (Iowa State University) , Marshall McDaniel (Iowa State University) , Donna Winham (Iowa State University)

  • Reuniting the Three Sisters: Native American Intercropping, Seed Saving, and Plant Health

    Horticulture Research Station

    Reuniting the Three Sisters: Native American Intercropping, Seed Saving, and Plant Health

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Abstract

Recent food and seed sovereignty movements within Native American communities have ushered in a revitalization of cultural growing practices. Crucial to this work are efforts to revive knowledge and practices surrounding seed saving, which allow for future plantings of culturally significant crops. This research project, which exists in collaboration with Native Tribes throughout the Midwest, has undertaken efforts to conserve and share valued Indigenous varieties. In a Three Sisters garden plot located at the Horticultural Research Station rare varieties of corn, bean, squash, and sunflower have been grown out for amplification and rematriation.

How to Cite:

Herrighty, E., Kapayou, D., Cano Camacho, V., Nair, A., Gish Hill, C., McDaniel, M. & Winham, D., (2022) “Reuniting the Three Sisters: Native American Intercropping, Seed Saving, and Plant Health”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 9–11.

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Published on
01 Jun 2022