What a Santiago family garden can do where there was a garbage dump

Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.
Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.

Text, video, photos: Santiago Romero Chang
Vegetable patch- A Santiago familya revitalized what was a garbage dump and transformed it into a very varied garden, capable of supplying not a few nearby homes on the grounds of the “Armando Mestre” Sports Athenaeum in Santiago de Cuba, in the midst of the current epidemiological situation and pressing shortages of food supplies.

Here in the family garden Many protect it, they even placed a bust of José Martí, where there is no lack of a flower, a Cuban flag and CDR surveillance in a neighborhood that has become a connection point with Versailles, the Ateneo, Altamira and Vista Hermosa.

Urban, suburban and family agricultureUrban, suburban and family agriculture
Urban, suburban and family agriculture

With this garden, Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables.

They share everything in the garden with their neighbors at very reasonable prices and with variety: the same lettuce, chili, tomato, watercress, cilantro, avichela, in short, from a very particular project it becomes a central fact that mobilizes the neighborhood and does not There is a lack of those who contribute seeds and appreciate such a noble gesture towards the south-eastern part of the heroine city Santiago de Cuba.

What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban gardenWhat a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden
What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden

Santiagueros begin agricultural mobilizations towards orchards
The problem takes on clear signs of urgency given the need to get more out of rural areas, as these are the scenarios where one of the main challenges of the moment is decided: the increase and diversification, by all possible means, of productions. agricultural.

What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban gardenWhat a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden
What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden.
With this garden, Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father and his family supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables.
Photo: Santiago Romero Chang

Video and photos: Santiago Romero Chang
CMKC, Radio Revolución
.- When the beginning of the third stage of post-covid-19 recovery occurred and in the face of the tightening of the blockade against Cuba, then, the provincial leadership of the Party (PCC) in Santiago called to intensify food production in agriculture, factories, industries, agri-food hubs and even in urban and suburban areas.

This was indicated by the call presented by Yudith Rodríguez Herrera, member of the Provincial Bureau, to attend to the Ideological Political activity in Santiago de Cuba, all in the heat of the new anniversary of the Moncada feat and the founding of the former Spanish town.

In this way, the people of Santiago commemorated such significant historical dates, in accordance with health regulations to preserve current advances in the fight against the new coronavirus.

Taking into account the priority that food production has in the country, the leadership of the Party in Santiago de Cuba called for a day of productive work from the neighborhoods, communities, plots and the main productive poles: El Alambre, in San Luis ; Los Reynaldos, in Songo-La Maya and Laguna Blanca, in Contramaestre.

The current situation, characterized by the intensification of the strict blockade to which the United States government has subjected us, and the effects of the global economic crisis aggravated by the pandemic, make it essential to boost food production and advance in the food sovereignty.

Recently our President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez insisted that “we must learn to live with fewer imports and more exports.””.

This means that we have to become strong and analyze with a long light how much of what we produce qualifies for export. It also means that we have to plant all the areas that can be used, in the neighborhoods, in the communities… the space does not matter.

Together we must continue looking for solutions for everyone. We must be able to rescue and implement productions at municipal, local or family level, without waiting for large industries.

Let us not forget that Cuba currently imports millions of tons of products destined for the basic basket, an action that becomes complex given the financial situation caused by Covid-19 and the United States blockade; Therefore, in these circumstances it is essential to produce everything we can, our diet will depend to a large extent on that.

From the heroic Santiago, always victorious, Cradle of the Maceo Revolution, where the freedom of Cuba crystallized, I call on you to be united, to work hard, to think as a country, producing and contributing for the good of all, so that Cuba Victory continues to await the Revolution. I call on you to stick to the earth, so that there is not even a little piece left to sow, to reap fruits and hope. Santiagueros, see you in the furrow, where we are most useful.

Producing food is today’s urgency

By: María Antonia Medina Téllez
Strategies that speed up food production for the population in the short term began to be applied in the province of Santiago de Cuba, with the cooperation of different organizations and members of the Unions./published in 2020

Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.
Eloyde Moya Verdecia, the Father, together with his family, supply a good part of the Altamira urban area of ​​Santiago de Cuba with vegetables. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.

With the third phase of the recovery, which began this Monday, more actions are deployed in the agricultural and food sector to urgently have food, vegetables, vegetables and proteins in markets and squares that are in short supply today, due to the effect of the pandemic on the Island and the world.

Beatriz Johnson, governor of the territory, argued that this different work day, breaking schemes with will, courage and determination, includes the commitments to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks and the 505 years since the creation of the town of Santiago de Cuba.

He specified, in this city, that the call was approved in the Plenary Session of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, for the people of Santiago from the unions and political and mass organizations, in order to meet the greatest need which is to have food in home, challenging the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on the Island for more than 50 years.

Johnson spoke of the good spring sowing campaign that continues to reach July 26 with all the lands sealed, the poultry recovery program that is diversified with the fattening of species that provide meat and eggs such as quail, pheasant and ostrich that They join chickens, ducks and turkeys.

The Vega Honda warehouses, in the town of Palma Soriano, will be ready for July 26, one of the largest structures for fattening birds and its hectares in corn production, and which is imperative in the different municipalities.

The document emphasized urgent tasks such as securing farm and rustic houses, apiaries with a thousand hive boxes per locality, state forestry farms with livestock modules and the harvest, processing and benefit of mango and tamarind crops, among others.

He listed the civil constructions completed and in progress for the raising of rabbits, pigs, sheep and goats and support with animal feed through plantations of corn, mulberry, moringa, sugar cane and other alternatives.

For the Moncada anniversary, services to the population, commerce and gastronomy will be of excellence, as established in this third phase and which foresees the inauguration of works and tours with invited authorities from other territories on July 23, 2020. said the Governor.

He assured that Santiago de Cuba shows alternatives applied in other Cuban regions and mentioned the productive Polygons in Revolución present, in the nine municipalities, as well as the one dedicated to meat.

What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban gardenWhat a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden
What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.

The diversification of crops for family self-sufficiency and the efficient use of soils are priorities for Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture. Achieving this purpose is not an easy task and the country has put all its efforts into it from each territory; Therefore, almost a year after the disaster caused by Hurricane Irma, steps of progress are being shown.

In a recent tour of all the municipalities of the country, the Permanent Group of Urban Agriculture… confirmed that municipal food self-sufficiency of agricultural products is a priority for local authorities, Dr. Elizabeth Peña Turruellas, national head of the movement, informed Granma.

«In some municipalities, the indicated 30 pounds per capita were achieved. “Güira de Melena, Melena del Sur, Quemado de Güines, Jimaguayú, Palma Soriano, Urbano Noris and Yateras stand out with these results,” the specialist explained to Granma when announcing the results of this tour, number 80 of this program.

It also meant that the territories with the highest results were Santiago de Cuba (87.60), Granma (85.91), Sancti Spíritus (85.67), Havana (85.04) and Artemisa (84.71).

What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban gardenWhat a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden
What a Santiago family can do with a simple urban garden. Photo: Santiago Romero Chang.

From February 19 to April 3, 2018, “it was possible to verify that the production plan is 99% fulfilled and only three provinces – Las Tunas, Holguín and Granma – show delays in their forecasts,” according to the directive.

The Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture Program of Cuba is part of a system organized since 1997, whose history dates back to December 27, 1987 when Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, then Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, indicated the generalization of organoponics in our country.

(Granma)

 
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