More than 200 gardens in Havana that supply more than 90 percent of residents’ fruit and vegetables
By Melissa Garcia Lamarca.
Aug 3, 2012
If you drink a mojito in Havana, there’s a chance that the mint it contains came from the Alamar nursery on the outskirts of the city. The 27-acre Vivero Alamar is one of Cuba’s most successful neighborhood-managed, worker-owned cooperative urban organic farms. It began in 1997 when Miguel Angel Salcines López, a mid-level Ministry of Agriculture agronomist and the co-op’s current president, asked to use a nine-acre plot of abandoned “waste land.”
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