A decade ago I went to Cuba to explore their urban farming and “organiponico” movement. These innovations are part of Cuba’s “second revolution” involving a forced transformation of their food system from an industrial and chemical focus to a local and organic focus, mandated almost overnight by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Below is the article I wrote about that trip in 2014. In 2015 I plan to return to Cuba offering a course through Burlington College to update the food system experiment in Costa Rica and compare it to food system innovations happening in Vermont that I have been involved with for over 30 years.
Check this out if you or others you may know would like to join this course Feb 27-March 8, 2015 : https://www.burlington.edu/content/cuba-sustainable. Or, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.