is a volunteer-run community gardening project in Davao City, Philippines open to people of all ages which aims to practice and promote organic model of producing food and medicine. It also aims to educate and inspire others while building an intentional community based on caring and empathy that will uphold the principle of sharing not only food and resources but also skills, knowledge, and other important things in life.
Monday, June 25, 2012
As part of BHSG study program, we feel lucky to have the chance to see these documentary movies along with some of our neighbors and new friends. We believe that important works like these should never be ignored and left out in the dark basement unconsidered. Documentary projects such as the titles we humbly recommend here are the fruit of persistence and sincerity, and the priceless love for freedom, understanding and creativity. Here is the first one, Saturday, June 9 - 7:30-8:30pm...
THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS
This film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people all over the world are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization. (from the website - http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.)
The second film, June 10 - 8-9pm, is
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
(How Cuba Survived Peak Oil)
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.
And the last one...Saturday - June 16 – 7PM
THE GERSON MIRACLE
More than 75 years ago, a therapy that has proven to cure cancer and most other chronic and degenerative diseases. Through his own painful struggle with migraines, Dr. Max Gerson conceived a treatment based entirely on nutrition and the body's own ability to heal itself. He cured his migraines and summarily concentrated on other methods that prove to naturally boost the immune system this is the real miracle. Your doctor may not advise you how you can heal your body from degenerative diseases naturally... but this film can. (http://gerson.org/gerpress/)
Please watch out for more beautiful movies coming soon! Thank you very much!