June 17, 2010
A campaign group, formed to lobby Wexford County Council to use their site at Creagh Demesne, Gorey, for allotments in preference to any other use, which we believe would not be of equal benefit to the people and town of Gorey, County Wexford.
Please Get involved by visiting the facebook page that has been set up for this project
September 8, 2009
There will be a showing of “The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”
About This Film:
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.
September 7, 2009
This blog is where the progress made in the transition gorey project can be documented, resources and community relevant events can be advertised and essential information can be posted.