24 January, 2022

Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba

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Recovery of the Cárdenas zeopónico will culminate in April (+ audio).

In greeting to the 60th anniversary of the victory of Playa Girón, the total recovery of the zeopónico of  Cardenas municipality is expected. Commitment ratified by the highest governmental and partisan authorities in the last visit of the National Group of Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture.

According to Modesto González Acevedo, who attends this program in the province, the place consists of ten hectares for production and various actions are carried out.

“The 552 stone beds that are missing were given to the companies in the territory and they are in charge of converting and planting them to deliver them to a newly created Base Business Unit that will run the site,” according to Modesto González Acevedo, head of the Urban Agriculture in the province of Matanzas.


Precisely this Sunday more than 150 people from Cardenas participated in a volunteer work to contribute to this purpose, because from there fresh vegetables come for the self-sufficiency of the municipality and the sale to tourism.

The zeopónico of the municipality of Cárdenas entered the Cuban experience of the 80-90s of the last century with the integral use of natural zeolites as the basis of an ecological and sustainable agriculture, through a technology of zeopónicos crops, the formulation of fertilizers, the soil improvement, forest technology design and use of livestock waste in soil recovery.

The so-called special period prevented it from being recharged with these products and it was completely lost. This place has ten batteries of 72 60-centimeter beds, of which to date only four batteries have been converted and in production.

Photos: Alexei Abel McIntosh León.