Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Organic Agriculture February Trip

Visit Cuba February 14 to 24, 2014
Folks are just back from our November Organic trip to Cuba and all pumped up by what was a great experience.  As one person in the 19 member group wrote, “Life changing!  I gained a perspective of the social, economic and political conditions in Cuba so valuable for understanding sovereignty and justice in a globalized world.”  Now we are announcing a February repeat of the experience.  To join it you have to act fast since there is a January 15 deadline for applications.
Two decades ago Cuba was the first country to convert from industrial agriculture to organic agriculture.  Today it is converting a major part of its economy to cooperatives.  Learn how this island nation is striving for food sovereignty as it reorganizes its economy.  Visit organic gardens and cooperatives, both urban and rural, an ecological zone, a community project.  Participate in the International Permaculture Conference. Talk with specialists in sustainable agriculture, the Cuban economy, its health system, US-Cuban relations, and more.  Experience Cuban culture and the vibrancy of its people in this 10 day trip hosted by Havana’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center.  Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice and Via Organica along with Organic Consumers Association.  
This trip is open to all who have a professional interest. Estimated cost of $1500 plus airfare (from either Miami or Mexico City) includes dormitory style accommodations and all meals at MLK Center, translation, guide, transportation and a full program of activities. Does not include flights, visa, health and travel insurance, tips, airport exit tax ($30 USD), or souvenirs and other personal items.
Application and non-refundable $100 deposit due by January 15.
Limited scholarships are available.
For applications and further information, contact

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