NEEM™ is a “not for profit” leading Agroecology & Consulting delegations to Cuba with founders of the sustainable movement farmer to farmer & placing sellers with buyers & brokerage.
It’s a Round Trip to Cuba & one way to go; with NEEM!
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.
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, biochar, 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 ecocity 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 focus through knowledge exchange on development in partnership of Cuba-U.S environmental policy. SOLEDAD; A legacy foundation looking to our mutual futures.
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.
Congratulations America and Cuba for excellent negotiations, removal of Cuba from the terrorist list in addition to the Presidents initiatives to normalize in December17,2015.
Jeffrey A. Ensminger, Founder NEEM and the SOLEDAD Preservation Foundation
for development of Cuba-U.S. environmental policy
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“ALL FOOD THAT’S FIT TO EAT”™
NEEM is a start up 501(c)3 (pending) non-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 urban farming, education in sustainable and Agroecological concepts with effective, biological alternatives to chemical inputs and the farm as the fulcrum to sustainable community development.
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