13 Jul '11, 7pm

Sustainable Farming in Cuba: Reusing Becomes Necessity

Sustainable Farming in Cuba: Reusing Becomes Necessity

by Jeannette Walls. It was a fantastic true life novel that painted a picture of no nonsense Lily Casey Smith who survived the Depression by working hard and pinching pennies like nobody's business. She wasted nothing, turning curtains into a dress and using magazine pages as toilet paper. Her true story outlines an America where saving, not consuming were the norm. But since then our country has become consumer-driven and more and more deposable. But just south in Cuba you'll find a society that by necessity makes something out of nothing as Jerusha Klemperer documented on Civil Eats . Here's an excerpt from her story : [T]he discarded front grill to an old electric fan used as a hanging planter with just three chains and some burlap lining; liquid humus packaged in old Havana rum bottles and sold at a farm supply and consultation site; soda cans at an educational farm ce...

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