Farmer Greg Swartz talks about trying to maintain an organic farm in the face of increasing gas drilling in rural Pennsylvania
By Sabrina Artel
You can listen to the audio interview of Sabrina’s interview with Greg Swartz on Trailer Talk.
The threat to our local farms throughout the country is epidemic. The threat to farms in the Catskills and the Delaware River Basin in upstate New York and Pennsylvania is at the center of the debate with the Delaware River Basin Commission and its most recent controversy with Exxon-Mobil.
Farmer Greg Swartz (the former director of NOFA-NY) of Willow Wisp Organic Farm grows vegetables in Abrahamsville, Penn. in the Damascus Township just four miles from the bridge over the Delaware River (designated one of the country’s most endangered rivers due to proposed drilling).
Posted in Environment, organic, pollution, Water Rights
Tagged delaware river, Delaware River Basin, exxon mobil, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, new york, nofa, organic farming, pennsylvania, water contamination, xtc energy
By La Via Campesina
Join our Global Day of Action!
The 17th of April is a special day. People around the world celebrate the struggle of peasants and rural people to survive and continue feeding the world. This day commemorates the death of 19 farmers in Brazil, assassinated in their struggle for land and dignity.
Every year, more than a hundred actions and events take place around the world, defending a new food system based food sovereignty, justice and equality. Wherever you are, whoever you are, you are invited to join the celebration: organize an action, a mobilization, a farmer’s market, a film screening, a picture exhibition, a talk, a party, a special radio or TV program…
Posted in Economics, Environment, Factory Farms, Land Rights, organic, Peasants, Farmers, Ranchers, Water Rights
Tagged Agroecology, banksters, economics, food speculation, hunger, Land Rights, local foods, organic farming, peasant farming, seed rights, Water Rights