Looking on the bright side


Need a break from the seamier side of the Garden City Lands? How about two weeks of sustainable-food immersion with Save Garden City advocate Wendy Holm, P. Ag.? In Cuba!

Wendy invites you to join her Farm Tour of Cuba, Feb. 9–23, 2009, if you’re a farmer or farm/food professional. Alternatively, share the invitation with someone who is. Wendy describes the “unique introduction to Cuba’s sustainable farming sector” like this: 

Beginning with three days at the 5-star Melia Varadero, we head off for eight days in the countryside to meet with farmers and see the real Cuba.

Our tour starts at a farm cooperative in Havana Province with an award-winning sustainable dairy model. It was developed by Canadian and Cuban farmers in the Canada-Cuba Farmer-to Farmer Project.

From there we travel east, stopping in Ciego de Avila, Camaguey and Bayamo to visit surrounding farms and see how Cuba has coped with crisis (the collapse of the Soviet Union) to become a world leader.

We fly back from historic Santiago de Cuba to Havana for three nights in the fabulous Hotel Nacional. 

Visit Wendy Holm’s website for “10 excellent reasons to go” and plenty of detail. Or call Wendy at 604-947-2893 for information. Bookings close on Dec. 28, 2008.

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