Cherilyn Yazzie understands the significance of wholesome consuming. As a social employee for greater than a decade, and a Navajo girl, she managed the vitamin companies division for Navajo County Public Well being. She would constantly suggest nutritionally dense and healthful meals to her shoppers.
Recent fruit and veggies weren’t all the time available, particularly to these situated on Navajo Nation reservation, the place each a meals deserts exist throughout the desert.
So to assist her group, she and her husband, Mike Hester, began Espresso Pot Farms. Utilizing a greenhouse, drip irrigation, cautious soil administration, and different methods, they produce contemporary produce regardless of the tough desert circumstances and lack of water.
Since 2016, they’ve been working and working the farm, offering contemporary produce to the Navajo Nation.
And now, Cherilyn Yazzie’s story can be shared much more extensively, that includes in a documentary movie, Huge Water Summer time: A Creation Story on the 2022 SXSW Movie Pageant.
The movie follows Cherilyn as she embarks on her largest crop so far, faces an unprecedented drought, navigates the monetary challenges of land possession restrictions on the reservation, and overcomes devastating loss from the pandemic.
The screening instances are as follows:
- Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 pm native time on the Rollins Theatre on the Lengthy Heart
- Monday, March 14 at 9:00 am native time; On-line solely
- March 17 at 3:30 pm native time at Alamo Lamar D
“It means a lot to me that my entrepreneurial journey will now be shared with 1000’s at SXSW and past,” mentioned Cherilyn Yazzie, Farmer and Proprietor of Espresso Pot Farms. “I hope that this movie empowers others to take the leap and begin their very own ventures.”
To view the trailer, go to TRAILER – Huge Water Summer time: A Creation Story or study extra about Cherilyn within the GoDaddy collection, Made in America.