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From UUCB’s Honoring Indigenous People’s Group
The Blessing of the Three Sisters Garden
Thanks to all who participated in the 6/25 Blessing Celebration of UUCB’s Three Sisters Garden!, sponsored by the Honoring Indigenous Peoples Group.
Encircling the garden, Rev. Michelle, UUCB members and friends linked elbows and held hands, as HIP members read selections from the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address. Rev. Michelle gave the blessing, and HIP member Evelie led us in song.
A tradition started thousands of years ago by Indigenous peoples in North America, the Three Sisters Garden reminds us of the interdependence of all of nature. Corn, beans and squash work together to support each other’s sustenance and growth—much like we are called to share our gifts to enrich and care for one another.
We might consider that the garden is actually a Four Sisters Garden: “…the planter is also an essential partner. We are the planters.” (from Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults)
Please come and enjoy the garden, which is next to the path adjacent to the Safir Room!
Stay tuned for HIP’s Harvest Celebration later this summer!
Questions, comments? Please contact HIP @ email@example.com.