Companion Planting: Diversity Builds Resiliency

Corns, beans, and squash. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and basil. Kale, onions, garlic, and lettuce. Just a few sets of companion plants to keep your garden productive all year around. 

Corns, beans, and squash. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and basil. Kale, onions, garlic, and lettuce. Just a few sets of companion plants to keep your garden productive all year around. 

Companion planting is an ecological planting method that mimics natural processes and enhances biodiversity by using plant interactions to the gardeners' advantage. Participants learn about these beneficial plant relationships and experiment with planting companions in the garden. They further gain an understanding of how diversity builds resiliency through learning about how the Third World Liberation Front organized at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University to demand a relevant education for students of color and other communities that have historically been excluded from traditional curriculum.