The Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens is a project of CHEARS located in Greenbelt, Maryland that focuses on educating the public about healthy food options, sustainable growing practices, and water quality through experiential learning, demonstrations, & workshops. TSDG is closely tied into the Greenbelt Food Forest, a new project of CHEARS that will be located adjacent to the Springhill Lake Garden Outdoor Classroom.
The Three Sisters concept stems from the idea of planting corn, beans, and squash together as “companions” so that each plant can benefit from the others’ growing attributes, and so that those growing them can receive a variety of tasty, complete nutrients. Click here to read more…
This season, the Gardens will be demonstrating healthy and sustainable ways to grow your own food. Each of our three sites will show you combinations of plants that YOU can grow in YOUR home or community garden to get the healthy nutrition that YOU need in your own diet. Concepts based on the “One Circle” complete diet grown biointensively for growing fourteen nutrient-rich, area-efficient food crops by making very efficient use of available soil to provide an adequate locally-grown diet year-round.
Garden events and work-and-play days occur throughout May-August. Check out the CHEARS Calendar for more information and special events!
Click here for more background on the how the Gardens project has been making a positive difference in Greenbelt since 2010.
Always loved gardening and want a chance to show off and practice your skills? Interested in getting involved with something new? Then the Gardens are for you! Contact Maggie Cahalan (photo above) or Tony DiMeglio for more information.
Schrom Hills Park Garden
6915 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD
Located in Schrom Hills Park
Special focus: plants and strategies to grow a nutritional diet in one home or local community garden space
Center Garden Accessibility Demonstration
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD
Located behind the Greenbelt Community Center
Special focus: a garden more accessible to people of all ages and abilities
Springhill Lake Garden Outdoor Classroom
6101 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD
Located between Springhill Lake Recreation Center and Franklin Park Apartments
Special focus: open space for hands-on learning of different subjects, Adopt-a-Box program