Wednesday, March 19, 2014


By Lani Friend  

 “THEIR DAYS BEGAN ON THE LAKE APOPKA MUCK FARMS at 4 or 5am.  By sunrise, they were hoeing, tilling, weeding, and picking cabbage, cauliflower, corn, and tomatoes. It was backbreaking work, done in all kinds of weather. They risked injury from using sharp tools, lifting and carrying heavy crates, and being exposed to lightning strikes, snakebites, and the burning sun.”
          The Florida Humanities Council Forum Magazine for March, 2014, contains a 5 page article on Lake Apopka farm workers and interviews with former Lake Apopka farm workers Linda Lee and Geraldean Matthew. 

     The article includes photos of the quilts and the process of designing and completing the individual squares.  More information and photos are included of the history of  the farms and the farm workers on the lake.

You can read the article by clicking on this link:  VIDEO

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