Ep 16 • 🌽 Plants Mirroring Human Life – The 3 Sisters

“The 3 sisters” is an ancient Native American crop that was domesticated over 5000 years ago. 

In the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer I learnt about the similarity between how this plants grow and how sisters grow in a family. 

From a permaculture point of view,  these 3 plants grow very well together:

• the corn grows tall to give a structural support to the beans

• the beans nourish the soil with nitrogen


• the squash protects the soil from the excess of sun & unwanted weeds

Corn = 1° sister

Bean = 2° sister

Squash = 3° sister

(or siblings)

They behave like in families, right?! 

It was an eye-opening consideration to me! Watch the video to understand it better!