Voices of Transition – Clip – Urban agriculture in Cuba

Voices of Transition – Clip – Urban agriculture in Cuba


so I think rather than us sitting in the
West saying… we’ve come up with the next development
model for the developing world we should flip it around the other way
cause actually we have an enormous amount to learn from people who live with
much less than we do about food, and building and community and these kind of
issues. There are some very useful lessons that the West can learn from Cuba in terms of how it dealt
with the “Special Period” they moved to the idea of Urban agriculture… people became much more involved in
food production actually particularly the “organoponico” model, the urban garden market model is something that I think will become a
feature of life here (in the UK) All our produce is sold here, over the counter. We then divide the returns
between ourselves. If we have too much produce one day none of it goes to waste. Instead, we deliver it to schools, nurseries, nursing homes and hospitals: any place that needs
healthy food! We use no chemicals at all. We only work with compost,
which we produce here, organically.

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