Rally to Keep the Soil in Organic!
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join fellow organic farmers, eaters, and movement leaders on the green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on Sunday, October 15th. This is just one of dozens of rallies happening around the country this fall in solidarity with organic producers growing in, and caring for the soil.
Marchers, tractors and their drivers will gather at 1:30 on the corner of Hovey Lane and Lebanon St. in Hanover. The tractor parade will start rolling at 2:00, ending on the Dartmouth green, where we'll gather for brief speeches, local food from Skinny Pancake and the NOFA-VT mobile pizza oven, live music, and lively celebrations!
Speakers include farmers Jesse LaFlamme, Roger Noonan, Lisa McCrory, Will Allen, Jake Guest, Michael Phillips, and Dave Chapman.
Please join us as we rally together to take back the National Organic Program (NOP) from corporate influence and reclaim the lost meaning of organic. Organic integrity has suffered in recent years as a flood of hydroponic vegetables and berries have forced their way into the Program. Join us in sending a strong message to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) that hydroponic has no place in organic. We are preparing for a historic NOSB vote in November on fertile soil as the foundation of organic farming. Please join Vermont and New Hampshire organic farmers in demanding that the NOP honor its commitment to real organic!
Contacts: Dave Chapman (802) 299-7737 or Cat Buxton (802) 359-3330