Next Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker: Doug Martin from Central Texas Cherokee Township
Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 6 - 9 p.m. CST (Doors at 6, talk at 7)
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden & Streaming via Zoom or YouTube
Cost: Free and Open to Public (Membership Encouraged)
In this talk we will discuss what constitutes “Three sisters agriculture;” the benefits and drawbacks of attempting this method in Central Texas; and the importance of these plants to Native communities. We will share information and updates about our current and future garden projects and events. The talk will include some traditional stories and Cherokee language names for plants and traditional foods. We will also go over the traditional process of nixtamlization, so participants who do decide to grow corn can get the most nutrition out of their harvest.
Doors at 6, talk starts at 7! Don't forget to bring seeds and plants to swap afterwards. If you can't make it in person we will also be streaming the event via YouTube and zoom.
Meeting ID: 860 3586 5268
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About the Guest Speaker
Doug Martin is the Cultural Presenter for the Central Texas Cherokee Township. He leads the group’s initiative to promote Three Sisters agriculture and aims to support the Cherokee Nation’s food sovereignty focus by providing heirloom seed to township members and community organizations interested in propagating native seed and returning the excess to the program for further distribution.
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