Monday, April 20, 2015

Toxic Tour Takes a Detour

Concludes in Visit to Organic Citrus Farm
On Friday, April 17th, 2015, participants of the 33rd Annual National Pesticide Forum got to participate in an extended version of our usual Toxic Tours around Lake Apopka! The group went on a guided bus tour of Lake Apopka (via Magnolia Park in Apopka), what remains of the North Shore muck farms, and ended the day with a tour of Uncle Matt's Organic orange grove to learn about the benefits and challenges of growing organically. The tour was led by former Lake Apopka farmworker Linda Lee, farmworker and organizer Miguel Zelaya, and Coordinator of Pesticide Health and Safety Project, Jeannie Economos. 

Above, Linda Lee and one of the tour participants pose for a snapshot. Participants file back onto the bus after exploring what's left of the Lake Apopka farms

A huge thank you to everyone that came out on the Tour and participated in the Forum!

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