Temas Blog Tells Of Urban Gardening Experiment In Venezuela
As most of our BFP readers know, we’re not big fans of dictatorships, communist governments or cradle to grave socialism. Nor do we support social structures that destroy individual initatives and profits. (editor’s note: to see what Cliverton really thinks about communists, read his BFP articles: A VCR Travels From Barbados To Cuba – In Vain and Celebrating Castro’s Birthday In New York City.)
Now that Hugo Chavez has shut down Venezuela’s political and media opposition and declared himself Supreme Dictator, President for Life and King of Scotland (wink wink), it is unlikely that BFP will be supporting many new developments from this dictatorship.
But we still try to keep open minds when we see something that makes sense.
Keith Ripley’s Temas Blog is carrying a story about an experiment in organic urban gardening that is underway in Caracas, Venezuela. One phrase caught our attention…
Classes are held at this “Organoponico Bolivar” to teach students and anyone else interested in organic and urban growing techniques they can replicate at home.
When I was studying in Cuba, I saw that every school has a vegetable garden. Cubans learn early in life how to garden and to develop an appreciation of how much produce can had from a well-tended small plot. When the crop is ready, the harvest is divided up and sent home with the students.
How much better things could be on Barbados if every home and every school had some size of vegetable garden.
Head on over to Temas Blog for some ideas and a link to a BBC photo essay on the Caracas gardens.
Story Link – Temas Blog: Organic Urban Gardens In Caracas