This tour could not be praised enough. The dedication of the urban gardeners and their evolving expertise was an inspiration, the discussions with farmers and cooperative leaders were outstanding, and the artist’s community outreach and farming projects were fabulous to share.

Jeanne Koopman

2012 Food First Cuba Tour participant


Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas to offer a nine-day tour of Cuba with a focus on the country’s organic and sustainable agriculture practices.

Learn about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and the national policies that prioritize organic farming and the remediation of hunger from farmers and food activists around the country.

Connect with farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers, and experts working to transform the global food system.

Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities.


When: Monday, March 26 to Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Where: Beginning in Havana, Cuba and traveling to Pinar del Rio and Artemisa provinces. Read the full trip itinerary here.

Who: You! We want community members who are passionate and involved in the food and farming community. We’re so excited to share this experience with you.

Cost: $2,900 for the entire 9-day trip. Read about what that covers on the FAQ page. Pay in full or installments.

If you have any questions, please email Sera at

Sera Deva

Author: Sera Deva

Sera Deva has a B.S. in Microbiology and Agroecology from The Evergreen State College. She was hired at OGS as the Farmer Programs Associate in 2016, and as the Conference Coordinator in 2017. When she’s not geeking out over genetics, systems theory or soil hydrology, she spends her time working for farmers, homesteading, and river jumping in the South Toe Valley.