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FARMING CUBA: URBAN AGRICULTURE FROM THE GROUND UP. Carey Clouse. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2014. 192 pp. with 98 ills. (14 col.). 23 x 18 cm. LC 2013-29565 ISBN 9781616892005 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Cuba — Post-1990 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 159059
Paperbound $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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