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|The Greening of Cuba|
|Date||Monday April 16|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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San Jose Peace And Justice Center
48 South 7th Street San Jose CA 95112
|shelby.minister [at] yahoo.com|
|Address||48 South 7th Street San Jose CA 95112|
When trade relations with the socialist bloc collapsed in 1990, Cuba lost 80% of its pesticide and fertilizer imports and half its petroleum -- the mainstays of its highly industrialized agriculture. This led the nation to embark on the largest conversion to organic farming ever attempted. And it succeeded.
The Greening of Cuba profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture, based on ecological principles and local knowledge rather than imported agricultural inputs. In their quest for self sufficiency, Cubans combine time tested traditional methods with cutting edge technology. Told in the voices of campesinos, researchers and organic urban gardeners who are of leading the organic agriculture movement, The Greening of Cuba reminds us that developed and developing nations alike can choose a healthier environment and still feed their people.
Directed and produced by Jaime Kibben.
Spanish with English subtitles, 38 minutes.
Discussion will follow the film
Donation: $5 (no one turned away)
This event is sponsored by Human Agenda