Dave Chapman: keeping organic in the soil

Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm, Vermont appears in a short film about his experience of mounting an opposition to the present organic certification in the USA that has been certifying soil less organic production systems. The film was recorded for the OGA workshop at ORC’s Organic Producers’ Conference at Aston University, Birmingham UK on 2nd February 2017. The campaign culminated in late October 2016 with a Rally in the Valley, which started at his farm and ended at Cedar Circle Farm, another Vermont Organic grower’s holding. The rally attracted over 250 people including 100 organic growers passionate to keep the soil in organic. Speakers on the day included congressman Peter Welsh and Senator Patrick Leahy one of the original sponsors of the organic food production act.


Theme: crop diversity
Published: 2nd August 2017