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Cuba in November

Looking to escape the cold in November? Visit Cuba!

Join a band of intrepid travelers to learn how Cuban farmers and producers work to feed their island nation. You’ll also learn about Cuba’s growing cooperative movement, and what it means for the country.

The 10-day trip, which runs from November 26th- December 5th, 201, will be hosted by Havana’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center and sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, Vía Orgánica and Billing-xpress. It will include visits to organic gardens and cooperatives, both urban and rural, and tours of an ecological zone and community projects.

This year’s trip is geared to a wide range of professionals engaged in all aspects of healthy food and local economies. Trip dates are November 26th- December 5th, 2017. Estimated cost of $1,700 includes dormitory-style accommodations and all meals at MLK Center, translation, guide, transportation and a full program of activities.  Airfare is extra. Application and non-refundable $100 deposit.  Full payment due one month before departure. Limited scholarships are available.

For applications and further information,  [email protected].

Looking for other opportunities to explore Cuba’s organic farming scene? The National Association of Small Producers hosts its 4th International Conference of Agroecology November 19-25th. There are workshops before and after the conference as well. Our friends at the Vermont Caribbean Institute and the Cuba-US Agroecology Network are organizing the U.S. delegation. The conference’s predominant language is Spanish and is held outside of Havana in a rustic setting. For more information, see their and review the information carefully.