September 5

On this evenings Farm Hour…. Challey Comer from Watershed Ag Councils Pure Catskill will be calling in to give us a report on farm flood relief efforts in the
Catskills. as well as how Water Shed Ag Council and other farm
advocacy groups are responding to the reported 140,000 acres of
effected farmland .6:20  We will also hear from  Hill Haven Nursery and farm market in Stamford recently organized a work party for Barbers Farm in Schoharie Valley.
PETE Kavakos of SToneledge farm will be calling into give us a
report on stone ledge’s 200 cultivated acres.  SToneledge farm is a
csa farm supplying 1400 families in the metro region.  With the REcent
FDA declaration to compost all crops exposed to flood waters leaving
the stoneledge farm with out a piece of produce to fullfill csa
subscriptions… we will hear about how the members and farmers at
stoneledge are cultivating understanding abou thte risks of farming.
Also, Mike Bernardo owner and chef at Cafe Mio in Gardner will be
calling in to tell us about the benefit dinner he is organizing to
raise funds for the RSK FARM.    RSK Farm in Prattsville was totally
devestated in last weeks floods wiping out not only this years crops
but ALL of the 27 acres of topsoil.  The flood waters stripped the
fields of all 5 ‘ of topsoil down to bedrock.

VeccVideography: Storm Report, Hamden NY 08 29 2011

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