Advocacy

help keep the soil in organic!

On November 2, 2017, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is set to vote once and for all on whether to allow hydroponics to be certified organic. Join us in sending a strong message to the NOSB that soil is the foundation of organic growing! Hydroponic production, a soilless system supported by synthetic inputs, has no place in organic. Real organic is based on healthy soil and working with natural systems, not imitating and replacing them.

​Save the Date! Rally ​to Keep the Soil in Organic on Oct. 8th (Burlington, VT) and Oct. 15th (Hanover, NH). 

Join fellow organic farmers, eaters, and movement leaders at the Intervale Center in Burlington on Sunday, October 8th and/or on Sunday, October 15th on the green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. These are just two of dozens of rallies happening around the country this fall in solidarity with organic producers growing in, and caring for the soil.

Tractor parades at each rally will start rolling at noon, followed by brief speeches, local food, live music, and lively celebrations!

Donate! Your contribution will be used to support travel costs for Vermont farmers to testify to the NOSB in Florida, rally organizing, musicians, signs and posters, media outreach, filming and video production costs. 


we're all ears!

Are you a farmer, gardener, homesteader or a lover of organic farms and food? Weigh in on NOFA-VT's policy priorities. Take the survey.

Questions? Email Maddie Monty

We advocate for policies that:

  • strengthen our food system
  • supporting sustainable farming practices
  • improving economic opportunities for farmers
  • expanding access to local and organic foods for all Vermonters