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Petaluma Bounty farm manager Amy Rice-Jones discusses onion cultivation with a Cuban organoponico farmer.

Amy Rice-Jones, manager of Petaluma Bounty Farm, and Joe Ridout will give a slide show presentation about bicycling, visiting organic farms and other experiences in Cuba on Tuesday, March 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation will be held at the Baker Creek Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North.

Rice-Jones and Ridout rode their bikes in Cuba, visiting Havana, Matanzas, Playa Giron (where the Bay of Pigs invasion occurred), Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Sancti Spiritus.

The program shows the mechanical skill and creativity of bike builders and how important bikes are to Cuban life, the vibrant organoponicos (organic urban farms) growing tons of fresh fruits and veggies, the old 1950’s and '60s American cars and old Soviet Ladas, the colonial (beautiful) and Soviet (not so beautiful) architecture, and the casas particulares (private homes), a government program that makes rooms available to tourists in Cuban homes across the country.

Persons planning to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected]


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