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Burlington College
In partnership with the Vermont Caribbean Institute
Travel+Learn
May 20-30, 2016
Agroecology and Food Sovereignty in Cuba
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4 Graduate or Undergraduate Level Credits
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Total Trip Costs: $3,995 (add $300 for single room) includes:
▪ Orientation dinner with pre-trip class
▪ Round-trip airfare and visa fees
▪ 4 graduate or undergraduate credits
▪ All meals and hotel accommodations for 10 nights / 11 days
▪ 2-day agroecology course taught by lead Cuban agroecologists
▪ All registration fees for the International Meeting on Organic
and Sustainable Agriculture held at a Varadero Beach resort
▪ Translation services (Spanish speaking ability not required)
▪ Farm visits, lectures and sight-seeing in Havana
▪ Ground transportation from Burlington to Montreal
▪ Two expert instructors from Vermont
Mimi Arnstein is a Vermont-based organic farmer,
educator and agricultural consultant. She works with
farmers to improve production and strengthen business
sustainability. Her international work has included
exchanges with farmers in Cuba, the Dominican Republic,
Puerto Rico and Haiti. Mimi believes that sharing ecological
methods and philosophy is critical to creating positive
global social change.
Margarita Fernández is an agroecology, food security and livelihoods specialist
with 20 years experience working on participatory research and international
cooperation projects in the Caribbean, Mesoamerica and Southeast Asia. She made her
first trip to Cuba in 1998 as a volunteer in the urban agriculture movement of Havana
and has been engaging with Cuba and its people ever since. She has led dozens of
people-to-people exchanges and academic courses on the island. Margarita recently
became the Executive Director of the Vermont Caribbean Institute and serves as an
advisor to the Cuba-US Agroecology Network. She holds a PhD in Agroecology from the
University of Vermont, a Masters Degree from the Yale School of Forestry and
Environmental Studies, where she studied urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba and New
York City, and a BS from Tufts University.
For more information and to apply:
https://burlington.edu/academics/engaged-learning/travel-and-learn/cuba-programs/sustainable-food-systems/travel-details/
Deadline for application: April 12, 2016

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