Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez (left) and Hilary Baum at DEC hearing

Where are we when we’re not organizing chefs?  Earlier this week, some of us were testifying at New York State’s final public hearing on fracking. Speaking of its  potential impact on New York’s farmers were Louise Johnson of SkyHill Farm, who talked about the highly vulnerable aquifers in her region;  Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch who said that sustainable farming — not extractive drilling — is the future of upstate New York, and our own Hilary Baum  who pointed out that farms could be stigmatized if fracking operations move in nearby. When viewing the  slideshow look for Hilary in her chef’s whites. Read Hilary’s testimony in full.


Photo by Madeline Rogers

Slideshow by Robin Madel