Food Systems & Wellness

     We Are What We Eat

For the Tohono O'odham – as for communities across the globe – food is the foundation of health, culture, community, family and economies.  Beginning with our first community garden in 1996, TOCA has built a set of food systems programs that contribute to public health, cultural revitalization and economic development.


 Learn more....• Traditional Tohono O'odham Foods• TOCA's Farms• School Foods• New Generation of O'odham Farmers• Project Oidak• Desert Rain Cafe• Book: From I'itoi's Garden: Tohono O'odham Food Traditions• Native Foodways Magazine 


A Map of TOCA's Evolving Food System Work