NEEM™ in North Carolina

CUBA, Bolivia, Navajo Nation, Savaii, SudAfrica EcoPreservation of Culture, Indigenous-Ancestral people

Organoponico NEEM

Organoponico NEEM

NEEM is a NatGeo, Kodak & Golden Leaf national award winning FSA USDA “activist organization” developing large scale Eco Engineering projects (AGRODESARROLLO) & leading “cause related”  Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture delegations to Cuba since 2001.

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CUBA “Cause related” DELEGATIONS since 2001

SPRING BREAK in CUBA MARCH 10th – MARCH 16th 2019 – Havana/Artemisa hosted by the founders of the Agroecological movement in Cuba, led by Jeff Ensminger a member of Save the Whale & Agroecologist. This is an Agroecology, Marine Science & climate change delegation mixed in with serious Spring Break time in Havana. If you are an environmental travel junkie & prefer dodging the tourist scene this is for you. $1750

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AGROECOLOGYin CUBA MAY 30th – JUNE 8th 2019 Havana/Artemisa/Pinar del Rio We will take you where you cannot ordinarily go. A Wandering Feast of the sustainably produced foods of Cuba and its AG revolution. This is a people to people exchange brigade for travelers and an immersion in Environmental Engineering, Agroecology, agricultural systems, social justice, policy and practice in Cuba with unprecedented access to Cuban Agriculturist and leaders in their filed. Cost $1850 ($400 deposit secures space)

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For emerging economy travelers looking to experience Cuban culture outside of generic tour and hotels NEEM is a must. We travel our way with our Cuban partners under OFAC guidelines. Breakfasts, lunches and one Celebration party, itinerary, translation, driver, transfers and flight assistance/visa provided.

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  CUBA the allusive Pearl of the Antilles [read more…or Watch this Cuba documentarygnome_audio_input_microphone

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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 ME Ensminger

Neem, the tree of a thousand and one uses, the village pharmacy; a natural solution to global problems. Neem is a tree and the inspiration to NEEM as an organization which applies Agroecological philosophy in sustainable 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 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 Agroecological Development with the farm as the fulcrum. We facilitate urban and rural agroecological engineered projects for the Indigenous and Ancestral people that are culturally driven, off grid, NET Zero, self sustaining & facilitate process through foreign knowledge exchange programs from NEEM. Organoponico NEEM is a 11.2 acre FSA USDA Agroecological urban farm #2995 in Durham, North Carolina. NEEM consults businesses, agribusinesses, Environmental engineers, organizations and governments on to scale environmental projects. In Cuba and other partner countries we have special long term high level relationships and shared values. Doors in Cuba normally closed we can open much the same as our other partners internationally and nationally. We also have one thing that you must earn in Cuba and emerging economies; trust. A trust that developed out of mutual respect in the shared struggle to effect positive change in environmental approaches to Climate Change.

NATGEO/Kodak Funes ecotrail

NEEM promotes sustainable production for those socioeconomically excluded from organic. These are Agroecological approaches to social justice, “Sustainable Food Security” and self reliant community. We promote urban and rural sustainable agriculture as an honorable profession 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 as an engineering project. We use state of the art infrastructural software. Guided by agroecological principals. NEEM incorporates neem cake, neem oil, bio-char, compost and vermi-compost and green manures like azola or biological controls such as Tricaderma in the soil biology and pest management regimens.  We consult on to scale NEEM projects that incorporate all aspects of sustainable development and promote off grid closed loop diverse systems. An Agroeco-community approach for agriculture and a cooperative or self sustaining Eco Pueblos.


Eco Pueblos

Eco Pueblo a back to the land agroecological engineering cooperative community project born in our relationship with Bolivia where competitiveness and production is replaced by unity. Locations for development of Eco Pueblos: 10 acres, Durham, NC, USA; 75 hectares in Sacaba, Bolivia, 1500 hectares, Villa Tunari, Cochabamba; 8 Villages RuLIV Eastern SudAfrica with negotiations on 97 hectares at Soledad, Cienfuegos or Perico, Matanzas, Cuba. Eco Pueblos utilizes cultural attributes specific to the community and culture leveraging diverse systems under agroecological philosophies in a bottom up approach through the multinational cooperative. 3 Continents and Caribbean.

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 there are effective natural answers that new irreversible 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, A Wandering Feast, the Monkey Island Environmental and Climate Change mapping project, Cuba-U.S. Environmental Policy & signatory for Sacaba, Bolivia Eco Pueblos project



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NEEM is a not-for-profit activist 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.