The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Video and discussion evening. Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s oil imports were cut in half—and food by 80%.  People were desperate. Since 1990, Cuba has carried out the world’s most comprehensive and successful organic food and farming revolution, including the ongoing cultivation of over 60,000 organic urban gardens that supply 50-80% of its urban food needs

This was a hard transition, made possible by the “power of community.” As we come to a time of expensive and/or scarce oil in the U.S. , are there lessons we can learn?

Where and when

  • Video and discussion evening, facilitated by Ken Illingsworth
  • Free and open to the public
  •  Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Gilbert Hall, First Unitarian Church , 220 S. Winton Rd , Rochester

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