NEEM™ in Durham

CUBA, Bolivia, Navajo Nation, Samoa, SudAfrica – the Indigenous-Ancestral people

Organoponico NEEM

Organoponico NEEM

NEEM is a FSA USDA “not for profit” farm leading “cause related” Agroecology/Agricultural  delegations to Cuba since 2002. As an AG business consultant we provide clients with immediate market entry, high level relations & trust gained in Cuba over 20 years,  immediate pre-investment platform and 24/7 representation. Contact: consulting contact

“The key to Cuba is agriculture & food; it always has been”. JAE

It’s a Round Trip to Cuba & one way to go; with NEEM!

CUBA GO Individual Travel $1700 – 1900 NOW!

NEEM Agro-Culture Delegation June 10 – 18

Urban AgroEco HAVANA July 22nd – 30th

 Chefs Agroeco Culinary Delegation Aug. 19th– 28th

ELSEWHERE in Cuba w/NEEM Sept. 24th– Oct. 3rd

Agroecology and Culinary Delegation Oct. 7–16

NEEM Architect/Engineers Delegation Oct. 21 – 29th


E-Community – CUBA – BOLIVIA – SAMOA Dec. – Feb. 20th

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“I saw a country which by necessity, is leading the world in sustainable agriculture in reducing off farm inputs of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers and maximizing the use of forages. Soon after the year 2000, I predict that more and more countries will follow the lead of Cuba in sustainable agriculture. We can learn from each other.” 1985 & 1995 MEEnsminger

Neem, the tree of a thousand and one uses, the village pharmacy; a natural solution to global problems. Neem is the inspiration to NEEM as an organization which applies Agroecological philosophy in sustainable agriculture and community development. Environmental activism roots began in 1974 in Mystic, CT. with Pete Seegar, the Clearwater, Citation Society and Greenpeace in the environmentally historic meeting that saved Greenpeace. Originally founded as Natural Environmental Ecological Management an activist organization  in 1996. We formalized as a non profit in 2009; with a reorganization in 2014 under the acronym NEEM or the legacy organization that we are today. We promote and consult globally on local. We facilitate urban and rural agroecological farm projects & foreign exchange programs from Organoponico NEEM. A 11.2 acre FSA USDA sustainable urban farm #2995 in Durham, North Carolina. We consult businesses and agribusinesses on all things Cuba. Doors in Cuba normally closed we can open. We also have one thing that you must earn in Cuba; trust. A trust that developed out of mutual respect in the shared struggle to effect positive change resulting in the recent and historic normalization of relations.

NATGEO/Kodak Funes ecotrail

Organoponico NEEM sustainably produces for those socioeconomically excluded from organic. These are Agroecological approaches to “Sustainable Food Security” and self reliant community. We promote urban sustainable agriculture as an honorable profession and local as the the inextricable link to nature, health, nutrition and environment. NEEM replicates the Cuban model. We promote the cooperative model because it works. These collaborative fulcrums leverage the bottom up development of sustainable community that will succeed. A farm is an engineering project. We use state of the art infrastructural software. Guided by agroecological principals Organoponico NEEM incorporates neem cake, neem oil, bio-char, compost and vermi-compost, azola and Tricaderma as soil biology and pest management regimens.  We consult on scale neem projects that incorporate Rain Water Harvesting and promote off grid closed loop diverse systems. An eco-community approach for one farm, a cooperative or self sustaining Eco village.



SOLEDAD.  A foundation created by NEEMs founder for preservation of the historic Soledad Estate in Cuba. Soledad “cane” plantation became the Atkins Arboretum and then the Harvard Botanical Gardens that it abandoned in 1961. Soledad is now the Soledad Botanical Gardens in Cuba. The Soledad Foundation will preserve and digitize the Cuba/Atkins/Harvard research papers/history and promote preservation of the property with its significant historic ties to the U.S. The Finca Vigia of Tropical, Agroecological and environmental study with a Eco Pueblo focus through knowledge exchange  in partnership for Cuba-U.S for development of environmental policy. SOLEDAD; A legacy foundation looking to our mutual futures.


Eco Pueblos

Eco Pueblo a back to the land agroecological cooperative community where competitiveness and production is replaced by unity. Locations scheduled for development of Eco Pueblos: 16 acres, Durham, NC, USA; 75 hectares in Sacaba, Bolivia with negotiations on going on 97 hectares at Soledad, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Eco Pueblos utilizes cultural attributes specific to the community, culture and location leveraging diverse systems under agroecological philosophical concepts.

Congratulations America and Cuba for excellent negotiations, removal of Cuba from the terrorist list and opening of our mutual embassies.

NEEM seeks to effect positive change, promote the numerous uses of “Neem Tree” by-products, and the philosophy of Agroecology as catalyst to understanding natural methods in the urban and rural environment. The existence of neem says to us that new technology is dangerous (GMO) and a threat to the food chain. NEEM says no to Monsanto and groups that support disruption of nature and people through introduction of unnatural systems designed to profit off of people rather than people profit from the earth. JAE. Founder NEEM and the SOLEDAD Preservation Foundation for development of Cuba-U.S. environmental policy & signatory for Sacaba, Bolivia Eco Pueblos project.

Donations for NEEM, SOLEDAD and Eco Pueblo made through SQUARE

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NEEM is a start up 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation with methods of operation that have the purpose of affecting public/private sector policies that impact human health, the environment, and community through promotion of sustainable urban development (Eco Pueblos™), education in Agroecological philosophies, with effective,  biological alternatives to inputs and the farm as the fulcrum to self sustaining closed loop off grid community.