Friday, April 21, 2017

Seminole State College Service Learning Day

Seminole State College Service Learning Day 

The Farmworker Association of Florida was thrilled to host a group of service learning students from Seminole State College for a full day of service learning at our Apopka office. The students began their day at our Apopka office before heading off to work in a local plant nursery for the morning. The students got a taste of the physical and demanding nature of farm labor. 

The group headed back to the Apopka office for a quick lunch break and some background information about Lake Apopka before heading off on their "toxic tour". The students made numerous stops along their narrated journey along Lake Apopka and the surrounding area. Their stops included the Lake Apopka shoreline where they could see the condition of the lake firsthand. While the Lake Apopka Toxic Tour can be a lot to absorb in one day, the students left with a deeper understanding of the environmental racism that is so deeply embedded in this landscape. The future of systemic change of the United States agricultural system is in their hands, FWAF is dedicated to spreading awareness throughout the next generation. So that they can continue working towards environmental and agricultural reforms, and speak out against these injustices.   

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