No one takes you to Cuba and provides this level of programming & access at these low prices. Roll with the Pros, roll with NEEM.

NEEM™ is a “Cause Related” NATGEO, Kodak American Greenway & Golden Leaf national award winning FSA USDA Urban Farm promoting Agroecological concepts. A percentage of proceeds support NEEM programs in national and global communities. We are often with Dr. Fernando Funes, recipient of Right Livelihood Award. We have our own ground, Casas & meeting spot. In Cuba since 1996, delegations since 2001. It’s a Round Trip to Cuba, and One Way to go; with NEEM.

COMING SOON:

A WANDERING FEAST – CUBAN FOOD AND COOKERY

“Preparation of the Agroecologically produced foods of Cuba”
By Executive Chef Farmer Jeffrey “Gabo” Ensminger
In honor of the late Executive Chef of State Gilberto Smith

2018 ♫

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MAY 13th – MAY 20th 2018Havana.

NEEM & A WANDERING FEAST with Executive Chef Gabo Ensminger, CIA ‘80 (NEEMs Founder Executive Chef Farmer) Culinary, Chef Producers brigade in honor of Chef Gilberto Smith, Cuba’s Escoffier “Above all, make it simple”

“Brigada Gastronómico Agroecológica”: “Seed to Plate – A Wandering Feast”™. Havana/Artemisa. – a one of a kind farmer Knowledge Exchange Culinary Arts delegation with Chefs and enthusiast on a Culinary adventure in Cuba to best local food sites. An Agroecological and gastronomic Tour de Force . You will be eating with farmers in the fields. Celebrate the day with the fruits of this countries sustainable production and explore the inextricable link between the seed and the plate with full itinerary. Led by Executive Chef Agroecology producer with A Wandering Feast celebration dinner. $2600 – A $400 Deposit secures space.

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JUNE 2nd – JUNE 9th 2018 – Cuba’s National Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians conference with NEEMs partner and our MOU with ACTAF. The 12th Meeting on Agroecology, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture. (Pre and post conference classes available) Attending this conference since the 7th Congress and leading Agroecology delegations to Cuba since 2001. 8 days 3 days conference.

Ecology applied to the design and management of sustainable agricultural (Agro-ecosystems). The philosophy of a whole-systems approach to agriculture and food systems development based on traditional, alternative, local and self sustained agriculture food systems. Agroecology blends ecology, culture, economics, and society to sustain agricultural production, healthy environments, and viable food and farming communities.

Agroecology in practice is working in harmony with the land, ecosystem and restores it naturally. Areas of discussion at the conference are Agrodevelopment (Agrodessarrollo), diversified Agro-forestry, Climate change, Rain Water harvesting and production under Agroecogical guidelines & infrastructures required to support production.

3 day Congress cost and related tours are not included in the 8 day itinerary. $2100 – A $400 Deposit secures space.

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JUNE 10th– JUNE 17th 2018 Havana/ArtemisaThis is a Architects AIA, Engineers, preservationist and professionals involved in sustainable development & infrastructure (AGRODESSARROLLO)

Eco Pueblos is a multinational cooperative in Bolivia, Cuba, Africa, Samoa and at NEEM USA. This delegation will investigate architecture, preservation, infrastructure & engineering and infrastructure required to support sustainable development throughout the island. Delegates will explore Architectural styles, historic preservation, sustainable design concepts and exploration of Digital Software (Bentley Micro station) civil engineering software applied to infrastructure. We will stay at our favorite Casa Particulars, travel to venues and destination points unless otherwise indicated on an itinerary designed to compliment the projects and related sites. Mid Level to professional architects, engineers, Preservationist and environmentalist are encouraged to attend. Includes 7 nights/8 days, Casa, breakfast, venues, presentations, some lunches, 1 dinner, visa, (air is not included), full itinerary, guide/interpreter, driver and and A Wandering Feast celebration dinner. Cost: $2600 A $400 Deposit secures space.

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Spring 2018 – MONKEY ISLAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, Corolla, NC – Contributions for 2018 Demographic & feasibility study may be made below. Negotiation by NEEM is active to historically preserve Monkey Island both as a public agroecological environmental research facility & bird sanctuary with bottom up community production on the mainland, island and sustainable fishery. A self sustaining NEEM AgroEco & aquaculture historic conservation project in North Carolina with socioeconomic benefits to the county/community.

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MAKE a CLIMATE DIFFERENCE with NEEM!

NEEM Delegates are emerging economy travelers looking to experience the Cuban model & Cuban culture outside of generic tour and hotels. All Casa’s pass NEEMs muster, in walking distance to the central meeting point, WiFi, near two banks, cheap stores for basics in a central location near main routes for ease of travel in Havana with a beach day beach house for changing. We travel our way with our Cuban partners under OFAC guidelines. Same in Bolivia, Samoa, SudAfrica or places where active programs are in play.

Food is Art

NEEM™ is a FSA USDA Sustainable Urban farm  #2995

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Program Information

We meet you in Havana. Please arrange round Trip to Havana from your point of departure. Cuban Visa & Insurance cost is included in the air you arrange. NEEM is the first to bring Americans to Cuba and stay at Casa Particulars but we “Hotel” if Casa’s not possible.

Price Includes: Itinerary, insurance, double Casa/hotel Our ground, accommodations, breakfast, most lunches, translation, transportation, program fees under general license unless otherwise specified and no dinners.  End of trip Celebration Dinner is arranged by NEEM and check split. Average trip costs is itinerary dependent but low. A nonrefundable $400 Deposit is required in advance to secure dates (applies to total) and accompanied by passport picture for visa.

NEEM is not responsible for Government policy that affect cost or itineraries.

How to Register: Please chose your date, call, leave a message, send your clear passport pic and make the $400 deposit to insure space (highly recommended) due 60 days. Full payment is due no later than 60 & 45 days before departure. These terms are based on U.S. &  Cuban requirements. Payments by MasterCard, Discover or Visa are welcome. Credit payments are due earlier and your invoice will reflect the 3% fee we incur. It is important to get paperwork and commitments in on schedule to insure services. Cancellation minus the deposit is 100% at 60 days, 50% at 45 days and after 31 days no refund. All Refund request must be made in writing to the office.

Contact NEEM with any questions about the program or logistics at 919-683-1244 and follow instructions or e-mail: neem at mindspring.com (put CUBA in e-mail subject line).

Travel, visa and Insurance: by carrier (NEEM assists w/ General License and Visa)

Since 2001 delegates learned that the cooperative effort has results like dripping water that fills the pot. The “Peak Oil” group in 2003, NCSU and the NC Delegation, IX & X International Congress on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture; the South Africa/RULIV delegation, IPC 11 Permaculture Convergence, Bolivia and Eco Pueblos are a few highlights. All delegations are different. No itineraries are the same. Travel with NEEM is truly a Cuban experience, enlightening and extraordinary?

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

growing localTESTIMONIALS:

“The trip to Cuba was an experience we’ll never forget. Thanks for the excellent job you did coordinating everything!”

“It was a pleasure traveling with you! We truly enjoyed ourselves. Being able to see a different side of Cuba was really amazing.”

“I had a great time, and learned so much. It was great to meet everyone and perfect experience”

“By the time we finished NEEMs delegation we were Cuba savvy. Your help and knowledge made our journey a complete success! Thanks for a creative concept it was uniquely perfect”

“We just wanted to thank NEEM for putting together this amazing experience”.

“I can’t conceive of a way in which our first visit to Cuba could have been better.”

“We’re truly grateful that NEEM is carrying out this important mission. It was an incredible journey”.

Watch video’s: Elizabeths NEEM Documentary at: https://vimeo.com/62044711 (password: cuba 2013); Organoponico NEEM Burt’s Bees Culture Day – in Durham AND A Wandering Feast Seed to Plate

CUSTOMIZED  DELEGATION’s to CUBA

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CONSULTING: AGRICULTURAL – HOSPITALITY – CULINARY ARTS – SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE – COOPERATIVES – GENERAL We maintain constant information updates and provide a Washington and Havana presence. Customers have immediate provision of 20 years of relations, trust and partners we have that take time & money to develop. Doors normally closed are open. Improve investment return in a sustainable way with full service 24/7  top level Cuban representation. The “Cause Relation” is a tax relief benefit to AgroEco development. Private Charter: add $2000 & subject to point of origin Contact               

WHAT WOULD YOU LEARN? That two peoples with one passion are separated only by distance and politics. That using Agroecological methods is possible on a country level in Cuba then it is also possible on a State level. Our community’s notion of local as best is strengthened, the small system works, is less susceptible to problems, and Agroecologically sound.

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, community and sustainability through promotion and education of effective, naturally occurring biological alternatives.
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