Join us for the
viewing of Gasland followed by a discussion led by Karina Wilkinson
At least two shipments of fracking waste have
been received in NJ and more could be coming. In Pa., a number of rivers were
overloaded with inadequately treated waste where the state advised more than
300,000 people to switch to bottled water on several occasions. Come and
find out more about fracking from this informative movie and discussion.This
issue is relevant to our population since a portion of our water comes from the Delaware river basin.
This area has been targeted for fracking activity.
"Anonymous Commodity Producer or Artisan Farmer with a Face, Who is Your Farmer and Why?
Dr. Joseph Heckman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Soil Science at Rutgers University. Working with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Dr. Heckman’s programs support healthy plant and animal ecosystems with the goal of establishing nutritious food systems for human health and sustainable communities.
The topic will be Energy Efficiency: “The Whole House
Mayer from General Heating and Cooling will discuss why
energy conservation is an especially important issue today, how to
reduce the carbon footprint in the home, available rebates, tax credits
and loans, and do-it-yourself measures to reduce
utility bills. Optional: Bring a
copy of your recent energy bill. Refreshments will be served—bring your
Come join our discussion “On Food”. We will discuss how and where to buy locally produced groceries, taste local purchased and prepared foods, and talk about key ideas of the book “The Town That Food Saved” by Ben Hewitt.Reading the book is optional.
Over the past few years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately owned farms, a stunning number of food-based businesses have grown in the region. The Town That Food Saved is rich with appealing, colorful characters, from the optimistic upstarts creating a new agricultural model to the long-established farmers wary of the rapid change in the region.
Hewitt, a journalist and Vermonter, delves deeply into the repercussions of this groundbreaking approach to growing food, both its astounding successes and potential limitations. The captivating story of an unassuming community and its extraordinary determination to build a vibrant local food system, The Town That Food Saved is grounded in ideas that will revolutionize the way we eat and, quite possibly, the way we live. ~Amazon.com