Severine von Tscharner Fleming is farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Hudson Valley. As a founder of the Greenhorns, Severine speaks for a generation of young farmers. Last week, as reported in Grist, she traveled to New York City to join forces with farmers and other food advocates on a march to Zuccotti Park, organized by Occupy Wall Street’s food justice committee. When it was her turn to speak, she addressed the issue of fracking:  “Those of us who are running farms in … the region are having to compete with the drillers, and are then surrounded by the tanks and the effluent and the pipelines and the huge rigs of trucks; the millions of gallons of contaminated, radioactive water that are pumped out of these wells; and the fumes that are in the wind when you’re trying to grow gorgeous produce. It’s not so wonderful.”