Peak Oil: Cuba’s Solution (June 2008)

As peak oil and climate change become a reality, GEKCO arranged a viewing of the DVD The Power of Community which documents how Cuba was forced to adapt when its oil supply dried up following the collapse of the Soviet Union and continuing boycotts and sanctions from the USA. Cuba’s transition and the community response is thought-provoking and provides a way forward for communities facing similar challenges in the face of high oil, transport and food prices urban food growing using permaculture techniques which follow nature’s patterns was a key part of increasing Cuba’s food security, and the city of Havana now produces over 60% of its fruit and salad vegetables within the city and its suburbs.