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Native garden at Steam Pump 'just the beginning'
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Joyce Rychener spends almost every day working on the Native American heritage garden at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley. Many people visit her throughout the week, offering help, companionship and even playing music for her and the plants.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Some ears of the 60-day Tohono O'odham corn harvested earlier this week were multi-colored. Also harvested were squash and tepary beans.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Joyce Rychener walks past numerous horseshoes and other odds and ends she has found while creating a Native American heritage garden at Steam Pump Ranch.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Joyce Rychener harvests an ear of corn from one of the many stalks within the garden at Steam Pump Ranch.