When COVID-19 hit Ajo, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out. So the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture stepped up to feed the community.
By Luke Simmons Cronkite News
December 14, 2020
Ajo, Arizona, is an unincorporated community 110 miles south of Phoenix. It borders the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, serving as a hub for supplies for some of the 7,500 people who live on the reservation. The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a nonprofit working in agricultural education, culturally appropriate food and economic development. When the coronavirus pandemic hit Ajo, the shelves of its one grocery story were cleaned out. The organization’s all Native American board stepped up to feed its community.
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