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Young students pause while working on the orchard at First Mesa Elementary.

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Orchard serves as health, educational tool for Hopi

FruitaBü, Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Hopi Tutskwa PermaCulture partner to create Hopi arborists

HOPI RESERVATION, Ariz. - Building on the historical agrarian lifestyle of the Hopi people, coupled with a desire to support and nurture a healthy lifestyle that teaches responsibility and respect for plant life, FruitaBü, Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Hopi Tutskwa PermaCulture planted a total of 320 trees and set up drip irrigation system style orchards at First Mesa Elementary School and Moencopi Day School.