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Beyond the 3 Sisters: The Science and Methods Behind Traditional Indigenous Agriculture

Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Member: $10 Register
Standard: $15 Register

This webinar is part of EFAO’s Indigenous Outreach and Engagement Initiative, which is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

*All Indigenous growers, land stewards and community members are welcome to attend this webinar free of charge! Please use the coupon code: 3SIS24 when filling out the registration form to receive free admission. 


Many of us know what a 3 Sisters garden is, but is it really that easy to build? How do they actually work? And what am I doing wrong??

Learn about the ancient science behind the mound-building “biodynamic” method of the Haudenosaunee, how to grow it yourself, and the most common reasons why these gardens fail.


About the speaker: Celeste Smith (she/her) is Oneida from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and a seed steward, traditional agriculturalist and former professor of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) at Niagara College. She is the Founder/Director of Cultural Seeds (culturalseeds.com) an Indigenous seed store/rematriation project and Ga Gitigemi Gamik (wewillplantlodge.com) an ecological centre on a permanent Indigenous stewarded site, where women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ persons can (RE)learn ancestral agricultural methods lost to colonization.



In order to make our events accessible to all current and aspiring farmers in Ontario, EFAO uses a “pay what you can” model. To register using this model, please complete this form!