Farming Cuba

Urban Agriculture From the Ground Up


Author: Carey Clouse

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616893249

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 7799

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space— on rooftops, balconies, vacant lots, and even school playgrounds. By 1998 there were more than 8,000 urban farms in Havana producing nearly half of the country's vegetables. What began as a grassroots initiative had, in less than a decade, grown into the largest sustainable agriculture initiative ever undertaken, making Cuba the world leader in urban farming. Featuring a wealth of rarely seen material and intimate portraits of the environment, Farming Cuba details the innovative design strategies and explores the social, political, and environmental factors that helped shape this pioneering urban farming program.



Author: Frank Collins

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406228176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8522

This series offers comprehensive coverage of countries around the world. Each book offers complete coverage of one country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure, culture, and peoples.

The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming

Sustainable Living in Your Home, Community, and Business


Author: Nicole Faires

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510703934

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 6584

How to maximize your food production in an urban environment. The idea of bringing agriculture into the city has been promoted by many on both sides of the political fence: proponents of sustainability and prevention of climate change as well as those who worry about government and social instability. To address the urgent need for a shift in the way our food is produced, The Ultimate Guide to Urban Farming offers a practical education in everything there is to know about city agriculture: how to grow a lot of food in any kind of urban living situation, from apartment to full-scale commercial venture. Subjects covered include: • Small scale vs. large scale agriculture • The economic, social, health, and environmental impacts of urban farming • Making the most of the space available • The latest technologies and developments in agriculture, including: hydroponics, vertical gardening, and aquaponics • Case studies and design concerns for community-based farming • The best plant species for cities and seasons • Beekeeping and small animals • Commercial agriculture and the business side of farming in a city environment This comprehensive guide will introduce readers to the rewarding possibilities of growing their own food, as well as dispel the falsehood that says we need faraway factory farms to produce everything we eat.



Author: Sharon Gordon

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761415176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 683

Highlights the geography, people, food, schools, recreation, celebrations, and language of Cuba.

Global Issues

A Cross-Cultural Perspective


Author: Shirley A. Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605987

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4007

Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

State of the World 2007

Our Urban Future


Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916328

Category: Nature

Page: 277

View: 2151

In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.


Order and Revolution


Author: Professor Jorge I Doma-Nguez,Jorge Dominguez

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674034280

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 461

Too Many People?

Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis


Author: Ian Angus,Simon Butler

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461408

Category: Nature

Page: 266

View: 7011

A clear, evocative, and well-documented refutation of the idea that overpopulation is at the root of many environmental problems.



Author: Patrick Daley

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739857588

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7511

Presents information on the history, geography, government, cities, people, and social life and customs of Cuba, an island nation in the Caribbean Sea which has been inhabited since at least 3000 B.C.