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NEEM™ is a “Cause Related” organization. A percentage of proceeds support NEEM programs in emerging communities. We are often with Dr. Fernando Funes, recipient of Right Livelihood Award. We have our own ground, Casa Particulars & meeting spot. Experience Cuba’s culture. It’s a Round Trip to Cuba, and One Way to go; with NEEM.
We have fought for purposeful travel since 1996. Travel to places you can’t go, with our ground, our houses. A “tour alternative” must with amenities you expect for the emerging economy traveler.
♫ 2017 ♫
You’re invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience; a NEEM Brigade in CUBA!
May 13th– 21st, 2017 Architects, Engineers, Preservationist, professionals in sustainable community – Havana/Artemisa and surrounds. A cause related delegation with a percentage of proceeds going to DesignAWorldWithoutALS.com
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This delegation will investigate the architecture, historic preservation, adaptive re-use, and infrastructure development in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Havana, and at other locations around the island. We’ll utilize resources in Cuba that support the delegations and companies who are researching and developing relationships, strategies and solutions needed for the development of sustainable communities or Eco Pueblos in Cuba. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the natural and built environments.
Delegates will explore the vernacular and introduced Architectural styles and construction practices in Cuba, which must be understood to effect authentic historic preservation and sustainable development. We will meet with representatives of Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de la Habana (OHCH), planners at the Group for the Integral Development of the Capitol (El Grupo), and faculty, staff and students at the Havana School of Architecture. Together, the delegation and these professionals will consider sustainable design concepts which honor and preserve the unique architecture of Cuba, and which respect the historical integrity of Cuba’s colonial and revolutionary past.
The group will explore the use of digital relationship-based software, operating on the Bentley Micro station platform, in the integration of architecture, civil engineering, water management, utilities and infrastructure design for sustainable community development.
Program Highlights include:
Travel to and tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Old Havana
Interface with the OHCH (Office of the Historian of the City of Havana), planners at the Group for the Integral Development of the Capitol (El Grupo), and, through the OCHC, engagement with the Architecture faculty, staff and students from the Havana University of Technologies Jose Antonio Echevarria.
Excursion to and study of the renowned Instituto Superior de Arte (National Arts School), and its Architects, Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi.
Soledad Botanical Gardens in Cienfuegos. The Gardens were the Harvard Botanical Gardens, abandoned by the university after the Revolution in 1961. The Gardens present a significant preservation and sustainable community development opportunity.
Mid-level and professional architects, engineers, preservationists, ecologists and environmentalists are encouraged to attend.
This delegation’s travel Includes 8 nights/nine days, our Casa Particulars, our ground, our central meeting point, all breakfast, airport transfers, venues, presentations, most lunches, classic celebration dinner (National dish buffet by A Wandering Feast at our central meeting spot), (RT air to Cuba not included), full itinerary, NEEM guide, translation, driver and no single supplement. Cost: $2550 a $400 Deposit secures space now. Depsoit applies to invoice. AIA and professionals use 102116KJ trip code as notation with deposit, Digital Engineers use 102116DE (Early Bird discount 5% AIA and DE only ends March 20th)
All Casas pass NEEMs muster, in walking distance to the central meeting point, Wi-Fi, 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.
May 26th– June 3rd, 2017 – Agroecology and Permaculture Maximum delegation size 14 Havana/Artemisa/Matanzas 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 Tour for travelers, and an immersion in Agroecology, Permaculture, agricultural systems, social justice, policy and practice in Cuba, with unprecedented access to Cuban Agriculturist. Two days independent travel and 5 full days in depth ground. (You may arrive early and leave late for more time to explore and research) A sample are visits to Cachón, the orchard “El Chinito”, Cojímar, Sevillano” and “Los Pinos”, Matanzas, Jardines de Bellamar community project (permaculture), caving works in protected caves that can not be visited, some of our favorite “Agroecology at its best” farms and support network organizations in and around Havana. Includes 8 nights/nine days, our Casa Particulars, our ground, our central meeting point, all breakfast, airport transfers, venues, presentations, most lunches, classic celebration dinner (National dish buffet by A Wandering Feast at our central meeting spot), (RT air to Cuba not included), full itinerary, NEEM guide, translation, driver and no single supplement. Cost: $2250
Agroecologist are emerging economy travelers looking to experience the Cuban model & Cuban culture outside of generic tour and hotels. All Casas pass NEEMs muster, in walking distance to the central meeting point, Wi-Fi, 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.
Food is Art
CUBA GO Individual Travel NOW – Havana and surrounds – you must preplan 45 – 60 days – This is a Cause related travel option w/residual revenues feeding the poor – we make sure you are set, know what, where w/ 3 day self guided itinerary. You arrive in Havana Friday mid day for 9 days 8 nights. NEEM provides orientation w/itinerary. Includes Havana, our Casa Particulars, breakfast each day and our list of best Paladars with reservations. We give you the tools to efficiently Explore Cuba your way in your time. Deposit secures space Under OFAC general license guidelines $1600
NEEM™ is a FSA USDA Sustainable Urban farm #2995
See Past Delegations at: http://pinterest.com/cubago/
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). 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/ Visa)
Since 2002 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/RULIVdelegation, 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
“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”.
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
NEEM, Sacaba municipality, Cochabamba & community developed Eco Pueblos.
BOLIVIA – CUBA – USA & SUDAFRICA NEEM led Sacaba & Bolivian Senate Eco Pueblos delegation to Cuba.
VOLUNTEER IN: CAROLINA/CUBA /BOLIVIA/SAMOA & SUDAFRICA – NEEMs Knowledge Exchange Volunteer/Intern program – engage at farms & NEEM Agroecological and environmental projects. Three months advance notice is required. Deposit secures space 2 wks. $1890 (Cuba) Filling – limited offerings (RT MIA included)
BOLIVIA – NEEM to Bolivia ending with agreement for Sacaba municipality Cochabamba Eco Pueblos. Final document couriered from NEEM to the Bolivian Senate.
CONGRESS – It has been an incredible journey with you – end the embargo! Working the Hill is an art form. We the dripping water that filled the pot on Cuba for 20+ years!
Deposit at SQUARE it’s immediate & secures your arrangements.
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
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.
“ALL FOOD THAT’S FIT TO EAT”™
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