Farmworker Reality Tour // Watsonville

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Farmworker Reality Tour // Watsonville

Public · Hosted by Center for Farmworker Families
Sunday at 3 PM – 7 PM
Location: Details will Be sent on Receipt
Watsonville, California 95019

About:

The state of California is responsible for producing 1/3 of the nation’s vegetables and nearly 2/3 of the nation’s fruits and nuts; including 90% of the strawberries grown in the U.S.

Although over one-half million farmworkers are responsible for this enormous food supply, in California, the world’s 7th largest economy, they remain an invisible, voiceless underclass.

 

 

This tour will give all participants a rare inside view of the lives of the farmworkers who are responsible for our supply of fruits, vegetables and nuts. California’s $47 billion industrial agricultural system is nearly completely dependent on the labor of these hard working individuals.

We will begin the tour on a lovely agroecological farm off San Andreas Rd. in Watsonville. While visiting the farm, we will hear the story of a family’s undocumented border crossing and observe the skill set involved in picking strawberries. Next, we will visit the state-run Buena Vista Migrant Camp and hear the hardship stories of migrant families that are only allowed to live at the camp for a few months each year.

Finally, we will visit the home of a single farmworker Mom who rents an overpriced dilapidated house with her children. She will help us conclude the tour with her story and a delicious traditional Mexican meal.

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http://www.farmworkerfamily.org/events/2018/farmworker-reality-tour-june-2?fbclid=IwAR2peSjugLLRp4Pt7hVfjM7PyEGTbdMxLtpMAtWfUzqnpWUSljgsl1jSQ80

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June 02 2019

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Date: June 2
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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