[act-ma] 4/15 The Greening of Cuba

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Tue Apr 10 16:40:28 PDT 2007

The Greening of Cuba
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
(1996, Marilyn Brochardt, 38 min.)

When trade relations with the socialist bloc collapsed in 1990, Cuba 
lost 80 percent of its pesticide and fertilizer imports and half its 
petroleum--the mainstays of its highly industrialized agriculture. 
Challenged with growing food for 11 million in the face of the 
continuing US embargo, Cuba embarked on the largest conversion to 
organic farming ever attempted. "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 biotechnology.

Part of the Ministry for Earth Film Series
Established during the Winter of 2006, the Ministry for Earth Film 
Series is sponsored by both Arlington Street’s Green Sanctuary Committee 
[about] and Social Action Committee [about]. The series explores 
environmental concerns and a discussion follows each film. All films are 
free and open to the public (a donation will be accepted). Films will 
begin at 12:45pm in the Clarke Room.

Boylston Street side of the Arlington Street Church
Enter from 351 Boylston Street, Boston, and walk up to the second floor 
(limited seating).

Info 617-536-7050  or  http://www.ascboston.org/films/

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