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In the wake of three hurricanes Cuba again turns to its urban gardens

Reuters Photo. A man works in an urban garden in Havana October 24, 2008.

By Esteban Israel
Dec 15, 2008

HAVANA (Reuters) – After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba planted thousands of urban cooperative gardens to offset reduced rations of imported food.

Now, in the wake of three hurricanes that wiped out 30 percent of Cuba’s farm crops, the communist country is again turning to its urban gardens to keep its people properly fed.

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December 17, 2008   1 Comment

South Africa’s Enviro Solutions Centre


“Focusssing on the growing of food gardens in private and public spaces, building communities around these food gardens & providing healthy nutritious food which frees us from the financial burden of rising food costs.”

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