Monday, February 23, 2009

Meet Grow Youngstown

Meet Grow Youngstown – March 20, 2009.
The Garden Café
D.D. and Velma Davis Center
123 McKinley Avenue, Yo. Ohio

6:00pm – The event will start off with an Edible Hour featuring healthy locally produced food.
7:00pm – Auction of various special items valued from $50 to $350. 7:30pm – The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (90 minutes).
Tickets at the door: $10.00

When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis—feeding the population—and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one. This film tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity— through cooperation, conservation and community, told in their own words. As the world approaches Peak Oil, Cuba provides a valuable example of how to successfully address the challenge of reducing our energy use.

“Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film. Cuba survived an energy famine during the 1990s, and how it did so constitutes one of the most important and hopeful stories of the past few decades. It is a story not just of individual achievement, but of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an enormous challenge.” –Richard Heinberg, author of
The Party's Over and Powerdown

This fundraising event for Grow Youngstown has received generous support from Fellows Riverside Gardens – Mill Creek MetroParks and Treez Please

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