Losing Ground: Day Five

Crop coordinator Sterling Johnson, left, and intern Jesse Garcia work to repair a broken pull cord that put their water pump out of commission while just a few weeks worth of harvested rainwater pools behind them as members of the New Generation of Tohono O'odham Farmers rip and irrigate the fields at Alexander Poncho Memorial Farms in Sells, Ariz. As part of the Tohono O'odham Community Action non-profit, the farm outfit aims to create jobs for young farmers and re-associate tribe members with the nation's farming roots.

August 07, 2013 9:04 pm  •