The Bolívar 1 Organoponic Garden is a two-acre plot in the center of Caracas. Wedged between concrete high-rises, this flagship garden produces a variety of food crops using Cuban-inspired methods of urban agriculture, while offering educational workshops for both adults and children. The Bolívar 1 project is affiliated with the Urban Agriculture Ministry and falls under the purview of the Venezuelan Corporation of Urban and Periurban Agriculture [CVAUP]. In this interview, we talk to Glenda Vivas, the project coordinator, about the history of this project, how it responds to the blockade-induced crisis, and about the worldwide need to shift to organic agriculture.

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