Have You Visited UUCB’s Three Sisters Garden?

Situated just off the path that lies adjacent to the Fireside Room, you’ll find the Three Sisters Garden, a project sponsored by the Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Group (HIP).


Populated by corn, beans and pumpkins living in sweet harmony, HIP shares this Indigenous tradition in the spirit of respect.  In Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, says the Three Sister garden

  • represents the circle of life—the idea that all living things rely on one another for survival, helping one another to flourish and
  • reminds us of the importance of using our gifts in reciprocity as we
  • preserve natural resources and take care of all living things.


At UUCB, the Three Sisters Garden also represents

  • UU principles of respecting the interdependence of all living things, engaging the values of
  • inclusivity, connection and partnering across UUCB groups, as the garden was
  • championed by the Landscape Team and the Buildings and Grounds Committee,
  • expertly constructed by Jim Acock and Sheldon Jones,
  • and lovingly planted and tended by HIP, Phil Maynard and kids from Family Ministry.


Want to plant your own Three Sisters Garden?  Click here to see a guide.