Gone are the farms at Lake Apopka, thanks to last year's government buyout meant to restore the water's health. Controversy remains in the form of dead birds and pesticide remnants. Luckily, the lives of the migrant workers who knew the farms intimately have been preserved on film. Twice in the last four years photographer Peter Schreyer supervised a group of students as they documented their families and culture around the farms.
This Sunday, a discussion with the participants in the "The Last Harvest" exhibit (on view at the Orange County Historical Museum through May 31) will share their stories. Besides Schreyer and student photographer Mireya Valle, the panel includes farmworker activists, anthropologists and members of the farmworker community.