FOOD MATTERS: A monthly film and discussion series
Hosted by: Prospect Farm and the Brooklyn Commune
Film: The Power Of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When: Monday, January 20, 6:30 PM
Where: Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
This is a free event. All are welcome.
Producing food in our industrial civilization consumes enormous amounts of fossil fuel energy. How will our food system be affected by oil depletion? This is a compelling documentary about the years when fossil-fueled food production in Cuba was devastated by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the massive decline in Cuba’s available oil. Learn how Cuba successfully transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system dependent on the finite resource of oil, to one using organic, renewable methods of farming and local, cooperative urban gardens. It is our future.
Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Studies, CUNY; Founder, Prospect Farm
Kady Ferguson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Food Coalition
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