In 1989 as a result of the break up of the Soviet Union, Cuba lost 80% of it’s imports and exports to and from the rest of the world. Cuba faced a Peak Oil Crisis resulting in food scarcity, power cuts and almost no support from outside the country. The people of Cuba soon realized that they would have to work together if they wanted to make it through the impending famine.
Find out how the Cuban people turned vacant lots into community gardens, eliminated the need for chemical fertilizer and exchanged services with one another in order to survive and strengthen their local communities! Cuba now serves as a model for the rest of the world in community development as we face the depletion of oil and other non-renewable resources!
The Power of Community is available for rent in The Arusha Centre Library! Free for members!