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Cherilyn Yazzie premieres at SXSW Film Festival in ‘Big Water Summer: A Creation Story’

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Cherilyn Yazzie understands the importance of healthy eating. As a social worker for more than a decade, and a Navajo woman, she managed the nutrition services department for Navajo County Public Health. She would continually recommend nutritionally dense and healthful foods to her clients.

Fresh fruits and vegetables weren’t always readily available, especially to those located on Navajo Nation reservation, where both a food deserts exist within the desert.

So to help her community, she and her husband, Mike Hester, started Coffee Pot Farms. Using a greenhouse, drip irrigation, careful soil management, and other techniques, they produce

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Cherilyn Yazzie premieres at SXSW Film Festival in ‘Big Water Summer: A Creation Story’