‘Three Sisters’ Gardening and other Companion Planting Practices
Presented by: Jessica Crum-Lasko and Sue Konvolinka, PSU Master Gardeners
Jessica Crum-Lasko manages a home herb, vegetable garden and pollinator garden. She is employed as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist.
Sue Konvolinka volunteers in Johnstown’s community and public garden spaces and serves as a National Garden Club Master Landscape Design Consultant. She is a Registered Nurse.
Early Americans learned cultural gardening practices from Native Americans. They combined their homeland practices with shared techniques to create productive gardens based on Companion Planting.
Crum-Lasko and Konvolinka will share a vegetable garden technique, ‘Three Sisters’ to grow corn, squash, and beans as active producers. One ‘Three Sisters’ planting mound will be planted in Bottle Works’ Park on Chestnut during the program. Companion planting is effective for pest control, pollination, and maximizing use of space.
Attendees will receive written instructions, seeds and additional companion planting information.
Light refreshments are served.
Those registered at least 3 days before the event are guaranteed class materials. Walk-ins and late registrants are welcomed and will receive materials, if available.