Jane Mt. Pleasant will give a talk on Indigenous American Cropping Systems on 4/26.


Indigenous American Cropping Systems

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Three Sisters - winter squash, maize and climbing beans - are the main agricultural crops of various Native American groups, particularly the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Finger Lakes region. Indigenous farmers in the northeast have been growing these crops for hundreds of years, and continue to do so today. Jane Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora), Associate Professor in Horticulture and affiliated with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program at Cornell University, will give a presentation about Haudenosaunee agriculture, knowledge and the productivity of indigenous cropping systems.

Call 272-2292 or email cab69@cornell.edu to register, or go here to register online.


$5-$10/person self-determined sliding scale


Chrys Gardener
Commercial / Community Horticulture Educator
(607) 272-2292 ext 144


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555