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Native American Three Sisters Garden

 
 
Native American Three Sisters Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 18, 2021
1. Native American Three Sisters Garden Marker
Inscription.  The Three Sisters were the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups. The concept utilizes companion planting, where the three crops benefit from each other. The maize (corn) provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans pull nitrogen from the air and bring it to the soil for the benefit of all three. The squash spreads long the ground, providing shade to conserve moisture and helping prevent the establishment of weeds.
 
Erected by Poquoson Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnthropology & ArchaeologyHorticulture & ForestryNative Americans.
 
Location. 37° 7.645′ N, 76° 21.97′ W. Marker is in Poquoson, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Poquoson Avenue (Virginia Route 171) just west of Poplar Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 968 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson VA 23662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antique Farm Equipment Exhibit (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Hunt Store (within shouting distance of this marker); John Deere Tractor (within shouting distance of this marker); What Is A Dairy? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dryden Farmhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poquoson.
 
Native American Three Sisters Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 18, 2021
2. Native American Three Sisters Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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