The 5604 Manor Community Garden is hosting a screening of “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.” The film examines Cuba’s “Special Period,” a time when Cuba stopped receiving half of their oil imports and 80 percent of their food from the Soviet Union. The film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.
There will be a potluck dinner from 7-8pm outside near the garden, with the film screening inside at 8 pm, followed by a discussion of how to strengthen the local alternative energy and food movement in Austin.
More information: facebook.com/events/268818109979984
Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., Austin 78723