A Farm of Her Own

Believing her son’s leukemia was directly related to the chemically treated fields she worked in, Nelida set out to start her own organic farm.

“We [Latino farmworkers] are the majority, and we come here and it’s a lot of humiliation for us, and many of us never think about having our own farm because we feel degraded by the work. But I didn’t want to put up with it anymore.” — Nelida Martinez
Photo by Natasha Bowens