“I decided to grow flowers. It was really experimental. I chose flowers because they feed our soul. Nutrition isn’t only about feeding the stomach, it’s about feeding the soul.”

-Edith Ramirez, ornamental flower farmer in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

“They thought they could bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”

-Mexican Proverb

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Cuza

Cuza runs a mixed farm and permaculture demonstrate site with her partner in Matanzas, Cuba. Cuza grows vegetables, raises rabbits and goats, and tends an acre of mixed food forest for fruit and timber production.  Photo Credit - Trina Moyles

Cuza runs a mixed farm and permaculture demonstrate site with her partner in Matanzas, Cuba. Cuza grows vegetables, raises rabbits and goats, and tends an acre of mixed food forest for fruit and timber production.
Photo Credit – Trina Moyles

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Tomasa

Tomasa is a Maya-Mam woman living in the village of Tuixcajchis, Comitancillo, Guatemala. She grows traditional varieties of maize -- red, purple, black, yellow and white. She uses the polycrop method of planting the "Tres Hermanas" (three sisters), maize, beans and squash. Photo Credit - KJ Dakin

Tomasa is a Maya-Mam woman living in the village of Tuixcajchis, Comitancillo, Guatemala. She grows traditional varieties of maize — red, purple, black, yellow and white. She uses the polycrop method of planting the “Tres Hermanas” (three sisters), maize, beans and squash.
Photo Credit – KJ Dakin