New York City’s clean water supply is currently being threatened by a method of natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing. Community organizations are racing to prevent the reckless endangerment of local ecosystems and communities -- the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland and a NYTimes series are raising public awareness, even in the face of the looming expiration date of the temporary moratorium preventing fracking in the state.
Fracking and Farm Viability in the NYC Regional Foodshed
The Open Networking Meeting on Tuesday, May 10, will be a focused conversation on the latest developments and concerns about the impact of hydraulic fracturing on agriculture. We will discuss the relevance of this issue to both New York City and rural markets. An update on proposed fracking related infrastructure, actions, and legislation will be provided. This meeting will act in part as a preview of the May 16th, Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art & Economy conference organized by Baum Forum and Parsons The New School. Presenters will include Greg Schwartz, Willow Wisp Organic Farm, Damascus, PA; and others TBA.
Date: May 10, 2011Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLocation: Fund for the City of New York, Main Conference Room
121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1590