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Pilgrim Roots: Three Sisters Planting Competition 2021
From: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
To: Monday, 31 May 2021
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Location

Nottinghamshire
,
DN22

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Pilgrim Roots: Three Sisters Planting Competition 2021

Following the success of last year's competition, Pilgrim Roots are once again holding their Three Sisters Planting Competition and also extending the categories to include schools and organisations.

The 'three sisters' were the staple foods grown by the native North Americans who taught the Mayflower Pilgrims how to grow them when they first arrived in America - maize (corn), beans and squash.  The native Americans believed that all three plants would only thrive well grown together, as each plant helped the other by giving the vital support, shade and shelter they needed.  It's a tradition that is still used today.

three sisters2                three sisters

Last year we were challenged to grow our own 'three sisters' using this ancient method.  The lucky first prize winner won a £250 Dukeries Garden Centre voucher and the opportunity to plant a Pilgrim 400 apple tree with John Stirland who cultivated the new variety to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims journey to America, especially significant because several key Mayflower Pilgrims originated from our area.

This year, 2021, Pilgrim Roots are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the harvest feast that became known as the 'First Thanksgiving' in America when the pilgrims got to eat the results of their planting - their corn, beans and squash.

Once again our challenge is to grow corn, beans and squash together, but this year there are two competitions - one for families and individuals to enter, and the other is for schools and groups.

So if you fancy your growing skills, or even if you've never planted anything before - just like the Pilgrims, why not have a go?  Each competition has a fab first prize of £200 worth of garden centre vouchers and £50 worth of vouchers for the runner up.

If you're a local school, Pilgrim Roots will help you get started with a free pack of seeds and there's a free certificate for everyone taking part.

For more information and full details about the Three Sisters Planting Competition visit the Pilgrim Roots website here.

Pilgrim Roots: Three Sisters Planting Competition 2021

Following the success of last year's competition, Pilgrim Roots are once again holding their Three Sisters Planting Competition and also extending the categories to include schools and organisations.

The 'three sisters' were the staple foods grown by the native North Americans who taught the Mayflower Pilgrims how to grow them when they first arrived in America - maize (corn), beans and squash.  The native Americans believed that all three plants would only thrive well grown together, as each plant helped the other by giving the vital support, shade and shelter they needed.  It's a tradition that is still used today.

three sisters2                three sisters

Last year we were challenged to grow our own 'three sisters' using this ancient method.  The lucky first prize winner won a £250 Dukeries Garden Centre voucher and the opportunity to plant a Pilgrim 400 apple tree with John Stirland who cultivated the new variety to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims journey to America, especially significant because several key Mayflower Pilgrims originated from our area.

This year, 2021, Pilgrim Roots are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the harvest feast that became known as the 'First Thanksgiving' in America when the pilgrims got to eat the results of their planting - their corn, beans and squash.

Once again our challenge is to grow corn, beans and squash together, but this year there are two competitions - one for families and individuals to enter, and the other is for schools and groups.

So if you fancy your growing skills, or even if you've never planted anything before - just like the Pilgrims, why not have a go?  Each competition has a fab first prize of £200 worth of garden centre vouchers and £50 worth of vouchers for the runner up.

If you're a local school, Pilgrim Roots will help you get started with a free pack of seeds and there's a free certificate for everyone taking part.

For more information and full details about the Three Sisters Planting Competition visit the Pilgrim Roots website here.


Three Sisters Planting Competition event.jpg

Location

Nottinghamshire
,
DN22





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