Tomatoland Author and Lake Apopka Quilt at Rollins College
Lake Apopka Farmworker Women Recognized by Author
On November 27, 2012, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida brought author Barry Estabrook to their campus to speak about his book, Tomatoland.
During his talk and power point presentation, Mr. Estabrook personally recognized the Lake Apopka farmworkers in the audience personally and spoke of the quilts. He referred to his book where he writes how, by 1996, modern industrial agriculture had destroyed Lake Apopka and forced 2,500 farmworkers off the land where they had lived and worked when the state of Florida bought the large farms.
Tomatoland has garnered media attention nationwide in revealing the other side of the story of tomato production in Florida.
It is a must read!