For seven weeks in May and June of 2014, 12 people will have the opportunity to live, work and learn within the thriving urban agriculture and permaculture movements of Cuba. Grounded in a model of partnership, collaborative and experiential learning, this program will offer you:
• Extensive orientations in Canada and Cuba
• Workshops and dialogue on a variety of urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and permaculture themes
• Visits to urban agriculture and permaculture sites in Havana, Matanzas and Sancti Spirtus
• Extensive work with local leaders in the design and implementation of a new permaculture installation
• Spanish language learning; immersion in the rich cultural life, natural beauty and political history of Cuba
• Work together with Canadians and Cubans on a valuable and meaningful project
• an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the program
• university credits by registering for the graduate level course (COMM 597) through the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
Now in its fifth year, this project is a partnership of The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension, The Urban Farmer, and the Antonio Nunez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity in Cuba. Space is limited and application interviews are conducted on an on-going basis. Please see the attached brochure and application form for complete details.
The application deadline is December 31, 2013 but applications will be reviewed and positions offered on an on-going basis so don’t delay!
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mary Beckie, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 780 492-5163
Ron Berezan, The Urban Farmer, email@example.com,