Book, Native American Gardening:|
Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families
by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families
Publisher Weekly writes "Stories about the cycle
of life illuminate learning activities in Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and
Recipes for Families by noted storytellers Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac. Using tribal
tales from across the country as inspiration, the authors provide practical information about
seed preservation, planting and maintaining the garden, reaping and cooking the harvest."
Combining the magical world of stories with gardening,
Caduto and Bruchac provide information needed to pursue "Three Sisters" gardening: growing
the traditional Native garden of corn, beans, and squash. Readers will learn about the
relationships between people and the gardens of Earth, seed preservation, Native diets and
meals, natural pest control, and the importance of the Circle of Life.
Michael Caduto's and Joseph Bruchac's latest book is an inspiring and practical guide
to productive and ecologically-sound gardening. Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects
and Recipes for Families is an immensely intelligent book. It brings a combination of sound
ecology and Native North American storytelling together in a way that is contemporary and wise.
Joseph Bruchac brings Native North American stories to life as a foundation for teaching healthy
relationships with the environment (and) Michael Caduto draws on his many years as an educator and
ecologist to provide background information on natural systems and "hands-on" activities for gardening projects.
About the Authors:|
Michael J. Caduto is an award-winning author, master storyteller, poet, musician,
educator, and ecologist. He has received numerous awards, including the New York
State Outdoor Education Association's Art and Literary Award, New England's Regional
Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, the American Booksellers'
"Pick of the List" Award, and the Association of Children's Booksellers'
Choice Award, among others.
Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally
acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than
70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York.