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Freda Butner
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  • Willow Spring, NC
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Homegrown vegetarian farm girl from NC. Love all (nature) things outdoors. Have a whispering knack for wild animal rescue. Love my Mustang and Missouri Fox Trotter, and my grown kids and 4 granddaughters.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Vegan Black Forest Icecream
Currently reading:
50 Weeks of Green;; Romance and Recipes by Linda Watson
Currently listening to:
WSHA, Shaw University Radio 88.9 FM
My latest DIY project:
refinished old farm table
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Farm Aid
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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 1:33pm on October 10, 2014, Jennifer said…

Hello, Freda, and belated welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I’m the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us and I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to say hello. As you probably know, HOMEGROWN.org is a little sibling of Farm Aid, and we’re still playing catch-up after the big concert last month in North Carolina. We love your state!


But most importantly, I'm thrilled you’re here! We love getting our HOMEGROWN mitts on moms and grandmoms who love good food! I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing some of your own, too, in our member blog, The Stew—more on that vegan Black Forest ice cream, pretty please! Drool! Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you ever need help finding your way around, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

At 3:48pm on January 7, 2015, Jeff Ensminger said…

CUBA - The time to plan and go is now before it changes.

9 day delegations include 4 days of delegation activities and 5 days to pursue individual professional interests

The AGRO-ECO model - 4 days of activities  with Cuba’s leading agriculture experts and special permissions visit places that tourists are not authorized to go, including our friends farms, sustainable agriculture organizations, and NEEM’s Cuban partners. 

EXPLORE CUBA - 5 days to explore your independent interests in Havana. NEEM helps arrange professional meetings in your field. If your program includes overnights outside of Havana, notify us 45 days before departure. 

TRAVEL DATES: March 6th, March 20th, April 10th, May 1st, May 11th, June 5th and June 19th.

More information at: http://neemtree.org/cubatravel/

Delegations are “Cause Related” with a percentage of proceeds going NEEM’s sustainable food security projects.


Delegations accommodate AG, Academic and Eco research as well as businesses investigating market conditions.

NEEM has been involved in agriculture in Cuba since 1996. As a natural products company and consultant, we were one of 50 companies invited to attend the historic Agricultural Trade Expo in 2002. Under license, we have led  agricultural delegations to Cuba since 2003; farmer to farmer, professional to professional. Foreign exchange delegations opened dialogue through shared knowledge. National and International business and consulting delegations coordinated with work in Washington facilitated United States agricultural exports to Cuba.

Agricultural Business Consulting contact: mailto:neem@mindspring.com

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