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 organization. A percentage of proceeds support NEEM Global Local 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. We have fought for purposeful travel since 1996. Experience Cuba’s culture.  It’s a Round Trip to Cuba, and One Way to go; with NEEM.

2018 ♫

Donate to NEEM hereDonations are for Hurricane relief for farms to rebuild and plant

You’re invited to a NEEM Brigade in CUBA

Emerging Economy and Action Travel Junkies travel with NEEM

CUBA FEBRUARY 17th – FEBRUARY 25th 2018 AGROECOLOGICAL CUBA  – Havana/MatanzasTraveling with the founders of the sustainable agricultural movement we will visit agroecological sites like Cachón,the “El Chinito”, the community of Cojímar, Fernanditos, Alamar, the group of “Sevillano” and “Los Pinos” Matanzas and the Jardines de Bellamar community project (permaculture). This is a OFAC knowledge exchange delegation on Ecology and Climate Change with unprecedented access. We will visit some favorite sites and celebrate the end of the day with the fruits of this countries sustainable production. $2400

MARCH 17th – MARCH 25th 2018

ECOLOGICAL CUBA  – Havana hosted by the founders of the Cuban Agroecological & Permaculture movement, led by Founder of NEEM with a very special guest invited to attend. We got our Ecological feet wet in 1974 at the famous meeting in Mystic when the Citation Society, Save the Whale, Green peace, Pete Seeger with the Hudson River Schooner the Clear Water and a group of environmentalist came together to save Green Peace and discuss climate change. This delegation will research and talk the numbers that have not changed since 1974. This is a OFAC knowledge exchange delegation on Ecology and Climate Change with unprecedented access. We will visit some favorite sites and celebrate the end of the day with the fruits of this countries sustainable production. $2550 Minimum 60 day advance

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MARCH 31st – APRIL 8th 2018 

ENVIRONMENTAL CUBANEEM leads you from Miami International airport for a flight to Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, the Neem Project, Sancti Spiritus & Havana. This is a People to People Exchange Brigade in Agroecology, sustainable agriculture, biological alternatives to chemical inputs (neem tree project), Fair Trade (Coffee lands) and a focus on diversified agro-forestry. This is an unprecedented whole island delegation. You will go places people have not been and see the best there is to see on these subjects. Stay at unique places that are comfortable, celebrate the end of the day with the fruits of this countries sustainable production.  $3200

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APRIL 14th – APRIL 22nd 2018 NEEM &  A WANDERING FEAST with Executive Chef Gabo Ensminger, CIA ‘80 (NEEMs Founder Executive Chef and Farmer)

Agroecological Chefs, Growers & enthusiast – in honor of the late Chef Gilberto Smith – Cuba’s Escoffier – “Above all, make it simple” AE

“Brigada Gastronómico Agroecológica”: “Seed to Plate – A Wandering Feast”™. Havana/Artemisa. – a one of a kind Knowledge Exchange Culinary Arts and Agroecology delegation with Chefs and farmers in Cuba. 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. This brigade is led by A Wandering Feast Executive Chef and NEEM Founder, Jeffrey Ensminger. $2600 Minimum 60 day advance

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JUNE 2nd– JUNE 10th 2016 Havana/ArtemisaThis is a Architects, Engineers, Agroecologist, AIA and professionals involved in sustainable community development and self sustaining infrastructures).

Agro Eco Pueblos is a multinational cooperative to develop 3 eco towns in Bolivia, Cuba and at NEEM USA. This delegation will investigate the existing Agro Eco Pueblos knowledge exchange project in Cuba as well as architecture and related fields from infrastructure to engineering 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 required to support sustainable community. We will stay at our favorite Casa Particulars, travel in Caravan 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, ecologist and environmentalist are encouraged to attend. Includes 8 nights/nine days, Casa, breakfast, venues, presentations, some lunches, no dinners, visa, (air is not included), full itinerary, (guide and driver when applicable), arrangement of a celebration dinner. Very special guests to be announced. Cost: $2650 A $400 Deposit secures space.

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BOLIVIA – JUNE 16rd – JUNE 24th, 2018 – Eco Pueblos Delegation – Cochabamba, Sacaba & Villa Tunari, Bolivia This is a Knowledge Exchange delegation for travellers, and a immersion in the 75 hectare Eco Pueblo project in Sacaba and the 1500 hectare Rain Forest Preservation project in Villa Tunari. Eco Pueblo is NET Zero sustainable community development under Agroecological philosophy utilizing best past Andean practices in hydrology, steppes, “Suko Kulos” etc. incorporated into high tech SPLASH Eco-engineering software. This includes cosmological alignments, Solstice and Indigenous/Ancestral/cultural design elements. Eco Pueblo will be in the third largest city in Bolivia, Cochabamba, Sacaba and Villa Tunari all are favorite spots. Travel with Bolivian Senators, meet our Mejor in Sacaba and Team Sacaba working with us on this NEEM project proposed and funded.  “We will go to Bolivia again, but not like this”. We will stay at Casa Particulars (in Bolivia referred to as home stays. These will all be centrally located. Includes 8 nights/nine days, Casa Particulars, ground, all breakfast, airport transfers, venues, presentations, most lunches, classic celebration dinner, (RT air not included), full itinerary, NEEM & Eco Pueblos guide, translation, driver and no single supplement with some very exciting sites you’ll never forget that we chose with our Bolivian partners. $2550. (There are U.S. and International delegates so all air you arrange is roughly $1100 + $80.00, for 5 year visa) Minimum 60 day advance

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SAMOA – 2018 AUGUST 11th – AUGUST 19th 2018 NEEM SAMOA – This delegation is for Emerging Economy and Action Travel Junkies looking for travel their way. Delegates will be staying on the 2000 hectares property where we will be establishing a neem tree plantation, Rain Forest protection project and eco lodge. The project is a socioeconomic community impact project. We’re creating sustainable jobs while protecting the Rain Forest in this Eco-preservation project in Savaii. 95% of cooking oils are imported to most islands. Many can’t afford the expeller press equipment we will bring in. NEEM as a crop is seasonal and equipment for this project will provide Savaii a diversified revenue stream from pressing edible organic oils while becoming self sufficient. Agroecological approaches to the project will be explored mixed with outstanding side trips to unforgettable places in paradise. Remember that while we are at the project site, it is not the focus. Savaii is rich in wonder and we’ll go for it from lofty places, waterfalls, rain Forest, the Cultural foods and drink and the best beaches on the planet. Come home or stay like Gauguin. $4100 RT air from LAX to American Samoa included (visa and ferry separate)

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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

See Past Delegations at: http://pinterest.com/cubago/ NOTE: 10 DELEGATION UPDATES NOT YET POSTED to pinterest

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/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

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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