Farming Cuba - Carey Clouse Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

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 grass-roots 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.

• Presents Cuba's urban farming program as a new model for cities and countries facing threats to food security brought on by the end of cheap oil
• Will appeal to architects, urban farmers, food activists, and civic leaders interested in food security
• Includes an essay by Fritz Haeg, author of the bestselling Edible Estates

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  • Farming Cuba - Carey Clouse
Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

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 grass-roots 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.

• Presents Cuba's urban farming program as a new model for cities and countries facing threats to food security brought on by the end of cheap oil
• Will appeal to architects, urban farmers, food activists, and civic leaders interested in food security
• Includes an essay by Fritz Haeg, author of the bestselling Edible Estates

Book specs
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Edition April 2014
Cover type Paperback
Number of pages 192 pages
Additional Info 100 colour illustrations

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Farming Cuba - Carey Clouse

  • Author: Carey Clouse
  • Product Code: 9781616892005
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