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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Conway woman tours farms in Cuba

Conway woman tours farms in Cuba: Sandra Leyva of Conway went to Cuba and said she came home even more passionate about promoting the local-food movement.

Leyva, executive director of The Locals, spent eight days at the fifth annual AgroEcology Conference, touring farms and talking to growers, representatives of cooperatives and schoolchildren.

The Locals, a nonprofit organization, sponsors two programs — the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project, a community garden at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-grant-funded Locals Food Hub, which includes pop-up farmers markets.