Native American Gardening

Native American Gardening

Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families

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Readers will learn about the relationships between people and the gardens of Earth, seed preservation, Native diets and meals, natural pest control, and the importance of the Circle of Life.

Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Pub., 1996
ISBN: 9781555911485
Branch Call Number: 635.08997 C31n 1996
Characteristics: 158 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruchac, Joseph 1942-

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PimaLib_SheilaB Aug 09, 2017

Native Americans have contributed a huge number of foods to our diets today, more than from other countries. These food groups include corn, of course, but also tomatoes, potatoes, berries, beans, squash, sunflowers, and avocados. Every gardener should attempt to grow some of these native crops. ... Read More »


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PimaLib_SheilaB Aug 09, 2017

Native Americans have contributed a huge number of foods to our diets today, more than from other countries. These food groups include corn, of course, but also tomatoes, potatoes, berries, beans, squash, sunflowers, and avocados. Every gardener should attempt to grow some of these native crops. A primary reason to grow and eat crops from Native Americans is to become healthier and diabetes free. Another reason to plant native seeds, is simply to continue them. Caduto points out that “over 80% of our varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables have died out.” (p. 9) The different varieties have different levels of specific nutritional elements, important to human diet.

Besides historical context, this book encourages family gardening, as well as discusses practical gardening tips. These tips include how to prepare a garden with specific instructions of how to plant the seeds. For example, planting corn, beans and squash (the “Three Sisters”) together, the Native American way, will create a fertile soil, and increase crop yields. Also, a Native American belief is that the gardener should deliberately plant extra, so that there will be some food for the insects and animals. Other tips include the importance of crop rotation, and cleaning the garden after harvest. Plus, gardening can be fun! Garden elements can be used for making crafts, such as corn husk dolls, and gourd bird houses.

Interlaced with Native American gardening stories, a song, and recipes, this book is a delightful read for a gardening soul!

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