We visited an organic cooperative farm, two national botanical gardens and a mountaintop nature preserve.
welcome sign at organic farm cooperative
members of the cooperative are required to work in order to get produce
oxen used to plow the fields
workers entering the seedling greenhouse are required to disinfect their hands and shoes before entering
this chute allows people inside the seedling greenhouse to give plants to outside workers without allowing “dirty” workers to come inside and contaminate the seedlings
the hanging soft drink bottle is half-filled with fermenting molasses, which attracts harmful insects
air-layering a ficus in order to make a new plans
drying tumeric roots
mung beans separated from their skins before being sold for sprouts
Cubans appreciate coleus as much as we do
a beautiful angel trumpet flower, probably Datura metel
don’t be harvesting these fruits…we’re protecting them!