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Aztec New Year Celebration

Planting a Three Sisters Garden

March 23, 2024 1:00 pm -
March 23, 2024 4:00 pm
In connection with the Aztec New Year, the Garden and Xochipilli Collective will host a Celebration of the Planting of Corn. The celebration will include storytelling and a dance performance by Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl and Danza Chikawa de Conroe, based on Native American myths derived from the seed of the corn. There will also be a demonstration planting of a Three Sisters Garden, a Native American guild planting technique with squash, because their leaves create a natural mulch to protect the soil from drying out, beans to fix nitrogen in the soil, and corn, which acts as a trellis for the beans.
Participants will receive corn, bean, and squash seeds to take home for a Three Sisters Garden of their own. Families will also be able to do a craft activity together and shop a market of Indigenous craft vendors.
$20 ticket includes general admission to the Garden. Members can attend at no charge.
Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email​​

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