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Cuban Gardens and Climate Change with Randall Jamrok

Southeast Michigan Lecture Tour


Cuban Gardens and Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change

Randall Jamrok


May 23th, Oakland University
May 24rd, Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti

Due to years of sanctions and embargo, Cuba is one of the most resilient and sustainable societies on the planet. An extensive network of gardens provides for the nutritional needs of Cuba’s citizens. This presentation first highlights characteristics of urban Cuban gardens, and how elements used in these gardens can be used to improve the health and productivity of your own garden, leading to an interactive discussion on developing resilient social systems in your community, using permaculture solutions in the face of global climate change.


Randall Jamrok’s Bio

Randall Jamrok in his, not a cuban gardenRandall Jamrok is an educator, designer, and permaculture practitioner. He currently is a garden leader with Gardeneers, a Chicago area nonprofit that promotes student wellness and success through holistic school garden educational programs. A graduate of Indiana University with a masters in Music Education, Randall received his permaculture training through Midwest Permaculture and the world renowned Sepp Holzer. He was a presenter at the International Permaculture convergence in Cuba and is author of the booklet “Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change.” Based on knowledge gained at the convergence, he successfully crowdfunded the independent publication of this work.


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