All Videos Tagged cuba (Ooooby) - Ooooby 2020-07-07T07:05:55Z http://ooooby.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=cuba&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Havana Homegrown: Inside Cuba's Urban Agriculture Revolution tag:ooooby.ning.com,2010-08-01:2549997:Video:73483 2010-08-01T07:14:54.174Z Pete Russell http://ooooby.ning.com/profile/PeteRussell <a href="http://ooooby.ning.com/video/havana-homegrown-inside-cubas"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2180611249?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Cuba is not only an island nation in terms of its geography, but also its economy and politics as a result of the US embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's largest source of trade and aid until the Berlin Wall fell in 1991. Cut off from the world's pipeline of food, oil, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, Cuba embarked upon an ambitious program to grow as much of its own… <a href="http://ooooby.ning.com/video/havana-homegrown-inside-cubas"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2180611249?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Cuba is not only an island nation in terms of its geography, but also its economy and politics as a result of the US embargo and the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's largest source of trade and aid until the Berlin Wall fell in 1991. Cut off from the world's pipeline of food, oil, chemical pesticides and fertilizers, Cuba embarked upon an ambitious program to grow as much of its own organic food as possible in the 1990s during what was known as the "special period." This short video produced by the nonprofit group Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI) peeks into Havana's urban farms and gardens to see what lessons they have to offer other cities working to move toward sustainable food security. The Power of Community How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Documentary tag:ooooby.ning.com,2010-03-02:2549997:Video:58111 2010-03-02T09:00:39.389Z Pete Russell http://ooooby.ning.com/profile/PeteRussell <a href="http://ooooby.ning.com/video/the-power-of-community-how"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2180603606?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>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. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural… <a href="http://ooooby.ning.com/video/the-power-of-community-how"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2180603606?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />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. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis the massive reduction of fossil fuels is an example of options and hope.