Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cuba Diaries: Table of Contents

In May 2010, I visited Cuba for 10 days to research agroecological farming. Cuba, surprisingly enough, is a beacon of sustainable agriculture. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba experienced a crisis because it lost access to many imports it formerly relied upon: oil, agrochemicals, and food. As a survival strategy, Cubans turned to agroecology and urban agriculture. For a summary of what I learned in Cuba, I recommend my piece on Alternet, "Life After Oil: Cuba Can Teach Us How to Live Without Our Dirty Fossil Fuel Addiction."
Below, find links to my daily diaries of my trip. (My favorite posts are Day 4, Part 1 and Day 9, Part 1.)

Day 1: Arrival in Havana
Day 2: Pinar del Rio
Day 3: Havana, Cienfuegos, and Villa Clara
Day 4, Part 1: Villa Clara to Sancti Spiritus
Day 4, Part 2: Sancti Spiritus
Day 5: Sancti Spiritus to Havana
Day 6: Ration Books
Day 7: Reflections After One Week in Cuba
Day 8: A Photo Tour of Havana
Day 9, Part 1: Urban Farming in Havana
Day 9, Part 2: Urban Farming in Havana
Day 10: Notable People I Met in Cuba
Day 11: A Havana's Farmers' Market
Cancun: Don't Let Cuba Become the Next Cancun
Photo Collage Diaries:
Cuban Cars
Cuban Houses
State Propaganda

From My Fellow Traveler, Canadian Journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King:
The Gardens Are Greener Over There... In Cuba
A lesson from Cuba: Farmer-to-Farmer Movement, traditional knowledge sharing
How's the Food in Cuba, You Ask?: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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