TOCA's work is built upon the enthusiasm, energy and wisdom of our community.  There are so many community members and local friends who volunteer their time and energy on a weekly basis.


   TOCA’s volunteers come from every walk of life: the elder who teaches a planting song; the young adult who teaches school kids about nutrition; the family that spends a weekend collecting cholla buds in season so that TOCA can provide desert foods to schools, elderly centers, and the public. Cultural groups -- dancers, toka teams, weavers -- share their skills. Elders provide blessings, wisdom, knowledge, and instruction. Community members are the heart of our community and our work.


Local Program Partners

   In addition to these individuals, families and villages with whom TOCA partners, we work with a wide variety of organizational partners in our community.  By working together, we strive to create a healthy, sustainable and culturally vital community.  Our local community partners include public and BIE schools, the Tohono O'odham Food and Farm Working Group members, tribal departments and divisions, and Indian Health Service. We work with the tribal college's Ag. Extension and the high school's FFA/Agroscience programs:







BIE: Santa Rosa



Various departments of the Tohono O'odham Nation, including:


• Healthy O'odham Promotion Program (HOPP)

• Recreation Division

• Tohono O'odham Youth Services



IHS: Tucson Service Unit / Sells Hospital





TOCC Cooperative Ag. Extension Office






Community Partners


Terrol Johnson, Tristan Reader, Co-founders of Tohono O'odham Community Action