FILM SCREENING & “100 Mile” POTLUCK @ PTF
:: FILM DESCRIPTION ‘How Cuba Survived Peak Oil’ ::
This need to bring agriculture into Cuba began with the fall of the Soviet Union and the loss of more than 50 percent of Cuba’s oil imports, much of its food and 85 percent of its trade economy. Transportation halted, people went hungry and the average Cuban lost 30 pounds.
“In reality, when this all began, it was a necessity. People had to start cultivating vegetables wherever they could,” a tour guide told a documentary crew filming in Cuba in 2004 to record how Cuba survived on far less oil than usual.
The crew included the staff of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization in Yellow Springs, Ohio which teaches about peak oil – the time when oil production world-wide will reach an all-time high and head into an irreversible decline. Some oil analysts believe this may happen within this decade, making Cuba a role model to follow.
:: 100 MILE POTLUCK ::
PTF joins the Bay Area Locavores as they challenged people from all over the world to eat within a 100 mile radius of their home
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GETTING OUR GOAT
Today is the day!
We are up early and ready to go, it’s going to be a long day ahead of traveling. First we’ll take public transit to Long Beach, there we’ll join up with a friend and we’ll hitch a ride/carpool with her to the farm that’s located in the Escondido area.
Details and photos will be posted shortly.