Natwani Coalition to host the 2011 Hopi Food and Farming Community Grants Expo

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Pictured is grant recipient, Kyle Knox. His project is called the Tractor Planter Repair Project.  It is a project to assist with the repair of a tractor planter which will be used to cultivate  a large family/clan corn field.

Submitted Photo<br> Pictured is grant recipient, Kyle Knox. His project is called the Tractor Planter Repair Project. It is a project to assist with the repair of a tractor planter which will be used to cultivate a large family/clan corn field.

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - Natwani Coalition, a project of The Hopi Foundation cordially invites everyone to attend the "2011 Food & Farming Community Grant Project Expo 9 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow at the Kykotsmovi Community Building.

This is the first year Natwani Coalition has been able to fund Hopi farming projects with grants thanks to the generous funding provided by the USDA/OASDR and the Christensen Fund. Projects funded this year include: Tutuyvi Cistern Project - Dorothy Denet; Pink House Family Garden Project - Anthony and Cara Dukepoo; Kykotsmovi Village Fruit Tree Photo Documentation Project -Jonah Hill; Fencing Project -Ronald Humeyestewa; Hopi Tobacco Farming Project - Eldon Kalemsa Jr.; Tractor Planter Repair Project - Kyle Knox; Greenhouse Gardening and Drip Irrigation - Jolene and Moody Lomayaktewa; and Bacavi Terrace Garden Project - Elvia Sanchez; Sipaulovi Natwan Tuwani-Farming Teachings Project - Bonnie Secakuku; Sekaquaptewa Garden Project - Marlene Sekaquaptewa; My Chicken Farm Project - Dianna Shebala; Hopi Seed Bank Project - Max Taylor; and First Mesa Katsina Clan Field Restoration & Planting Project - Clark Tenakhongva.

In turn each grant recipient is to provide a public service through their project work in Hopi agriculture, food, and farming. The Expo is the culmination of thirteen grant recipients' work. Each recipient will have the opportunity to present their project information, photos, what they learned and experienced with the community at large. Door prizes, great resource information for our Hopi-Tewa farmers and planters and more will be available. The EXPO is free and all are welcome.

For more information please contact Natwani Coalition at (928)734-2390 or by email at natwani_coalition@hopifoundation.org. Natwani Coalition can also be found on Facebook.

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