Grow A Three Sisters Garden – For Success in the Southwest

Growing a vegetable garden in the Southwest is easy if you do as the Natives once did and plant a Three Sisters garden. Three Sisters The Native peoples across the New World have long had the tradition of planting the Three Sisters.* The Three Sisters live together and help each other not just survive, but thrive. Corn, beans, and squash are the Sisters, and each gives and receives from the others. Sister Corn Corn is Elder Sister and should be planted first. She will grow tall and provide something Middle […]

Rest in Peace Father Kino

Three hundred and ten years ago this week Father Kino died, on March 15, 1711. We remember Padre Kino 310 years later because he was so far ahead of his time. He fought against slavery and racism (radical notions for his time), and worked tirelessly for all humans to be treated with dignity and respect. Padre Kino Was Ahead of His Time I write of Father Kino on a gardening site because his humane treatment of people included respecting the uses of plants by Native peoples.  These uses would have […]