The possibility of learning how to grow micro-vegetables, expand their diet, and even add a possible source of income-led Grispina Torres and Lauce Reyes to the course to encourage the production and consumption of these nutritious foods in Cuba’s cities.
“We heard about the workshop from a neighbor. Sometimes, due to ignorance, we ‘marry’ very little food. If we have the opportunity, we should learn to grow them at home,” Reyes, a 74-year-old law graduate who is now retired, told IPS.
Torres, his wife of 57 years, told IPS that they have previously planted aromatic plants and condiments in their home.
“We have a patio (outdoor area) of about 20 square meters where we can grow micro-vegetables. Now we pay more attention to what we eat,” said the former kindergarten teacher.
The couple lives in La Timba, one of Havana’s 67 vulnerable neighborhoods in the central municipality of Plaza de la Revolución, one of 15 in the capital.
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