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Dakota Gardener: A celebration of Dakota squash

Are you looking for a vegetable that is delicious and easy to grow?

Think squash. Squash has been a staple of gardens in the Dakotas for centuries.

Our native tribes grew and harvested squash. They sliced the young fruits, skewered them through willow sticks and dried them in the sun. Squash was vital for their survival during the cold winters.

Squash was one of the crops along with maize and bean...

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