Jan Denton

Three Sisters

16" by 20" oil on board

Squash, beans and maize, grown together, form the foundation for Native American agriculture. Known as “the three sisters,” maize provides the climbing structure for beans, which fix nitrogen into the soil. The ground is kept moist by the shade of the large squash leaves, and the combination of these vegetables offer balanced nutrition. 

© Jan Denton, 2011
16” x 20” oil on board 

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