EAT THE SUBURBS takes the oil debate from the bowser to the backyard and follows Melbourne's "permablitzers" as they prepare for the end of the oil age... one garden at a time.
Peak oil theorist Richard Heinberg believes global oil production will
climax in 2010, sending our oil-dependent food infrastructure into a
tailspin. Modern conventional farming uses 10 calories of fossil fuel
energy to produce one calorie of food energy. A group of young
permaculture activists in Melbourne is trying to address this
imbalance. One garden at a time, they are digging in and converting
suburban lawns to tiny organic farms.
Eat The Suburbs received its world premiere at the 2007 Hot Docs International Film Festival, but is available online for first time here.
A film by Tanya Curnow.
See: Richard Heinberg: www.richardheinberg.com Permablitz: www.permablitz.net Eat The Suburbs (Adam's blog from which film name was taken): www.eatthesuburbs.org
manchovie. (January 30, 2009). Eat The Suburbs: Gardening for the End of the Oil Age. Retrieved May 30, 2020, from EngageMedia Web site: http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/manchovie/videos/etsRecode.avi.