January 20 Launch of Food Matters Film & Discussion Series

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


Prospect Farm is a community garden with membership open to all. We improve and farm the land, while sustaining ties with local residents, businesses and organizations. We invite you to join us in our monthly Food Matters film and discussion series to share ideas, concerns, and inspiration.
Prospect Farm: 1194 Prospect Avenue between Seeley and Vanderbilt Streets in Windsor Terrace.

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