O'odham group promotes farming tradition

Two brothers from the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona are keeping the tribe's farming tradition alive.

Three years ago, Terrol Johnson and Noland Johnson revived a four-acre farm used by their grandfather. Last year, they expanded to 48 acres and produced 100,000 pounds of native tepary beans, traditional melons, and squash. They hope to double the yield this year with 91 acres.

Along with co-founder Tristan Reader, the brothers market the crops through the Tohono O'odham Community Action, a non-profit organization.

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O'odham encouraged to grow crops rooted in their traditions (The Arizona Daily Star 7/5)

Relevant Links:
Tohono O'odham Community Action - http://www.tocaonline.org

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