Cuba Leading the Way in Urban Agriculture with ‘Organopónicos’

Although urban agriculture is by no means a new concept, it is becoming ever more popular in Canada in recent years, with rooftop gardens springing up on downtown condo buildings, community gardens increasingly being developed throughout our cities and small businesses getting involved by growing food on undeveloped lands (i.e. TOPSOIL). While often considered small-scale, urban agriculture can be effective at transforming an area’s food system if a large percentage of the population gets involved, and a great example of how this can be done is found in Cuba. When Cuba was abruptly cut off from trade after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90’s, the country entered into an economic c

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We are absolutely honoured to be living and working on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, whose relationship with the land continues to teach and inspire us to this day.