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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stonehill College Comes Down South to Learn about Lake Apopka Farmworkers May 2018

On Friday May 25th, FWAF had a visit from students at Stonehill College, Easton Massachusetts. As part of the Hope Community Center's service immersion program, the students visited FWAF to learn about the Lake Apopka Farmworkers and environmental
 injustices in Apopka. In the morning, they worked in the FWAF community garden and learned about Agroecology and food sovereignty. The group also had the chance to work firsthand at a local nursery and learn about the various types of agricultural work that is considered farm work. After being caught in a Florida Thunderstorm, they arrived at the FWAF office where they dried off, and watched "Out of the Muck" and learned a little bit about the Lake Apopka farming lands and the farmworkers. This group of about 12 students, then shared a reflection together about their trip thus far. They spoke of the impact of staying with immigrant host families in the area and how valuable the experience was for them. Some of them mentioned the importance of getting out of their comfort zones and how grateful they were that they participated in this trip. Thank you Stonehill College for visiting and taking the time to learn about very important issues! 

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