Category: Rural Neighborhoods in the Media

Migrant Camp Given Lease by County

Everglades Community Association, the nonprofit corporation that rescued Everglades Migrant- Labor Camp from the auction block, finally has a county lease to show for it.The Metro Commission unanimously approved a lease Thursday giving the association full authority to govern the migrant- labor camp at 19400 SW 376th St.

Opinion: Migrants Must Stay on Board

Four months ago, a 14-member board of deep South Dade growers, migrants, ministers and businessmen took over operation of the 400-trailer Everglades Migrant Labor Camp south of Florida City. The camp was hastily developed by Metro nine years ago to cope with a migrant housing crisis and a smallpox epidemic. Last summer, Metro commissioners voted… Read more »

The Migrants: Everglades Labor Camp in Turmoil

Just before Thanksgiving 1982, Donato Garcia burst into Trailer 3-6 at Everglades Migrant Labor Camp, joyous with news of “the elections” that would at last bring power to the farmworker. His wife Matilda remained silent — gazing at the unpaid rent bill and the barren refrigerator. “Please, Donato,” she remembers saying. “Don’t get into it…. Read more »

Metro Won’t Close Migrant’s Camp Miami Herald

Metro has called off next week’s threatened closing of the Everglades Migrant Labor Camp after growers agreed to rent half the camp’s 400 trailers Jack Campbell, secretary-treasurer of the South Florida Tomato and Vegetable Growers Association, said Monday that migrants will have to pay up or get out under the new management, which takes over… Read more »

Nonprofit Group to Take Control of Labor Camp

Metro commissioners have agreed to turn the reins of the financially troubled Everglades Migrant Labor Camp over to a 15- member nonprofit corporation controlled by farmworkers. The management plan accepted last week was a blend of proposals forwarded by rival camp factions who recently have smoothed out their differences.