Learn about urban agriculture in Cuba

This event looks interesting:

GROWING IN CUBA:Canadian-Cuban Partnership in Urban Agriculture

WHEN:  THIS THURSDAY Jan. 22nd at 7pm !!

WHERE: FoodShare’s Field to Table Centre – 200 Eastern Ave.

ALSO: Friday, Jan 23rd at noon, at York University Faculty of Environmental Studies, Lumbers building Rm 306

WHAT: How does Havana feed its population? What strategies and models have been implemented? And how is the non-profit sector supporting the efforts to increase food security? With a population of 2.4 million people, Havana is providing for its citizens by growing 54% of its food supply in the city limits. Urban agriculture takes many forms in Havana patio gardens, school gardens, organoponicos and cooperatives.

A Victoria-based NGO, LifeCycles, has an ongoing partnership with ACTAF, a Cuban national organization, in Havana in an effort to co-develop both Canadian and Cuba strategies for urban agriculture and local responses to food security. They are working on developing a Centre for the Promotion & Development of Urban Agriculture, supporting several organoponicos, building a womens community kitchen and developing a school garden program.
Sharing successes and challenges of the LifeCycles-ACTAF cooperative organic urban agriculture program, Jacinda Fairholm, the International Project Coordinator, and Linden Huizinga, CIDA-intern, will be giving a talk, slide show and showing a video at 2 locations this week.

All are welcome

MORE INFO: contact Karine Jaouich

directions & contacts: FoodShare’s Field to Table Centre in Toronto