Happy October!

October 13, 2020

There is A LOT going on. Let’s dive in.

If you’re looking for something to do, October has lots to offer. Did you know that we are in the midst of National Hispanic Heritage Month? National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the customs, traditions, and contributions made by Hispanic and Latina/o Americans. Here’s a link to a video showing you how to cook the classic and delicious, Carne Asada:

The amazing food, fantastic music, and great inventions! Did you know that color TV was invented by Guillermo Gonzalex Camarena, a Mexican engineer?

And let’s not forget about Indigenous People Day, October 12! A simple but powerful way to celebrate indigenous people is to practice Land Acknowledgement. Land acknowledgement can be done by both Native and non-Native people(s) and is done to honor the original caretakers of the land we live on. At the beginning of an event, consider taking a moment to express gratitude to indigenous people who are no longer here. Below is a map where you can find who the indigenous people were where you live as well as other fun activities to learn more:

http://www.native-languages.org/massachusetts.htm

How about cooking something new?

Have you tried Three Sisters Soup? The three sisters refer to the indigenous practice of planting corn, beans, and squash together. As the corn grows it becomes a natural *pole* for the beans to climb, and the leaves of the squash reduce weeds and hold in moisture protecting all three of the plants. Here’s the recipe:

https://www.firstnations.org/recipes/three-sisters-soup/

Maybe you can grow a three sisters garden next summer?