The 3 Sisters: corn, beans and squash
The Three Sisters are a traditional indigenous culture across the continent. Corn, beans and squash are planted close together to help each other grow.
The first sister - the beans - takes nitrogen from the air and uses it to keep the other sisters healthy. The next sister - the corn - grows tall stalks that the beans can climb. And the third sister - the squash - grows large leaves that cover the ground, preventing weeds from growing and keeping the soil moist. The thorny gourd also repels animals that would eat the sisters.
In the autumn moons, the 3 Sisters are harvested together to prepare a delicious meal!