The Power Of Community How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

On 09/25/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by thomas

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. […]

 

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

On 09/04/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, by thomas

For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago. THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN tells the story of one man, his farm and his family—a story that parallels the history of American farming. But Farmer John is […]

 

Global Gardener Permaculture with Bill Mollison

On 08/18/2011, in Ecology, Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by thomas

BILL MOLLISON is a practical visionary. For nearly two decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the […]

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