Author Archives: Martin

Grant Township Wins Key Motions

The township is battling the gas industry in court. The township is defending its right to ban frack injection wells. The industry is seeking to overturn that ban. Here’s an August 11, 2016 CELDF press release updating the situation. Grant … more

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Raw Milk

2016: Raw Milk – Battling Criminalization 1- Update: Court Hearing Results in the Amos Miller case: From Amos Miller on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:55am: Some of you may be wondering what the results of last week’s hearing were so … more

Posted in Agriculture, Community – Government & Rights, Justice System, Law & Legislation |


Cucumbers are thought to be one of the oldest cultivated crops, first domesticated in the northern plains of India about 3,000 years ago; they are now grown all over the world, including locally in the Lehigh Valley. Cucumbers are one … more

Peppers (Bell, Green, Sweet)

Peppers grow on compact erect shrubs 1½ to 2 feet tall. Botanically speaking, they are the fruit of the plant. Native to South and Central America, they can be grown in a variety of climates. Bell peppers come in various … more

Avocado – food facts

The avocado we eat is a tree fruit that grows in subtropical areas . (Botanically, it’s a large berry containing a single seed.) The avocados we eat are not grown locally, but are imported, usually from Mexico. They are also grown … more

Latin America

LEPOCO Presentations on Latin America: 5/31/16 – Protecting Refugee Rights in the Dominican Republic 6/22/16 – The Current Situation in Brazil

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions’

I’d written “A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions” and wanted to post it here, but I decided to check first with some of my Jewish friends about whether they thought it was offensive. It was supposed to be generally thought-provoking, … more

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Middle East

Politics of the Middle East Instructor: Faramarz Farbod Eight 2-hr evening sessions (6-8pm) 1st & 3rd Thursdays Location: PPHAC building, Moravian College, Room: 301 Starting April 21, 2016. The course is free, but, for the classes to be cohesive and … more

Sustainability Doings: November 27, 2015 – “Best/Worst of Times?”

A time to celebrate. A time to mourn. President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on November 6. Calls to celebrate the victory are in from; Sierra Club; CREDO Action; Berks Gas Truth; NRDC; and others. … more

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Robert Aptaker

Skills and services: Leads workshops on edible wild plant identification and on identifying and collecting fungi (wild mushrooms); Offers presentations to schools libraries, museums, and scout groups about pre-colonial Native American life and culture; Storyteller – shares traditional tales from … more