To Nixia and the Plants In Design family: Gracias del corazón.
As a young girl Nixia Sagastume dreamed of being a dancer. Then civil war drove her family from El Salvador across the Guatemalan and Mexican borders into the U.S. Picking peas under the South Florida sun, raising three children alone, she worked her way up the ranks of Plants In Design to become general manager, and, soon, a co-owner. Nixia’s journey is shared by a growing number of Hispanic and Latino agricultural workers in Florida who are rising from field hand to boss.