This winter, Barefoot Farm has worked with Tarahumara farmers in Mexico’s Copper Canyons to grow out ancestral varieties of corn and bean seeds. Thousands of pounds of seed is being harvested and stored for the Tarahumara. The indigenous farmers grew the seed themselves and were paid for their labor. Now their hard work will provide food security for their families and entire communities.
We will continue to grow our seed banks in other parts of the canyons and include even more Tarahumara farmers in our work. We also plan to assist with better water storage, conservation, and irrigation for Tarahumara farmers facing another season of crippling drought.