You and/or your loved ones are MORE than likely going to have food shortage and medical aid problems at sometime, and if you’re into EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, then you’re going to want to learn about sources of food plants and medicinal herbs, that will HELP you and/or your loved ones to BE PREPARED! You're especially going to NEED to BE PREPARED ahead of Time during ANY EMERGENCIES (natural or man-made), such as Earthquakes, Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes and/or ANYTIME, when there may NOT be ANY foods or medicinal herbs available in the stores!

DVD Video
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006) – 53 mins.

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 video 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!

Location: Cup ‘O’ Joe Café/2418 E. Main St. (NW corner - Cassady & Main across from Bexley Public Library). Go through front door to doorway at end of the wall on the right and then go down the stairs to Bexley Community Room (left door at bottom of stairs).
Dates: Friday Nights - April 4th thru May 30th (tentative last night).
Times: Start - 7:00 P.M. & End - 9:30 P.M. (approx.) + Intermission – 10-15 mins.
Contact: Tom Harrelson/

NOTE: Admission is FREE, but if you want to obtain the above DVD and the related paperwork, you’ll need to contribute a $3 minimum donation. Past DVD’s & paperwork will also be available for a $3 minimum donation. Please bring a pad/notebook and a pen/pencil, so that you can take notes and please arrive before 7:00 P.M.. Please be aware that the Meeting Room is LIMITED to a capacity of 20 people due to Fire Regulations. Parking is available in front, side and rear. Food and/or Drinks are allowed in the Meeting Room, but only if they have been purchased from the Café upstairs. "THANKS" for your attendance!