Native Americans used a wide range of agricultural techniques to grow food. The best known is the interplanting of corn, beans, and squash together - a trio often referred to as the "three sisters." In a three sisters planting, the three partners benefit one another: corn provides support for beans; beans, like other legumes, have bacteria living on their roots that help them absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it to a form that plants can use; large prickly squash leaves shade the soil, preventing weed growth, and deter animal pests. This course will be an eye opener as well as a history lesson.
About TCU Extended Education in the Garden
BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with TCU Extended Education to engage, educate, and enlighten the the Fort Worth community through high quality courses that take place in the Garden.