"Las Tres Hermanas" Spanish Colonial Dinner

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Granary - Mission San José
6701 San Jose Drive

 

 

Mission Heritage Partners
Invites you to a 
Spanish Colonial Dinner
Honoring
"Las Tres Hermanas"

The Three Sisters
of
Spanish Colonial Farming

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 pm
The Granary - Mission San José
6701 San José Drive

Tables for 10 - $3,000
Individual Tickets - $300
Seating limited to 100 guests
 

     The Three Sisters comprise the Missions' complementary type of crop farming. Maize, beans and squash were the first crops grown and became so successful at Mission San Juan that they were carted east to Lousisiana and south to Mexico. The Three Sisters were an innovative farming technique because they each had a purpose other than sustenance. Rich mounds of earth were planted with maize which served as the "climbing pole" for the beans. The beans added nitrogen to the earth and the squash with its bristly leaves provided a cooling mulch and kept hungry deer away.

     This exceptional dinner celebrates this wonderful system of Spanish Colonial farming. Today, the San Antonio River provides fresh water into a fully restored San Juan Acequia to irrigate the historic "labores" planted with the The Three Sisters. Your participation this evening benefits Mission Heritage Partners and the San Antonio Missions National Heritage Park.

 

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