Tuesday, February 9, 2010
“ASHE URBAN FARM IS A YOUTH ORGANIZED URBAN FARM, CREATING A PEACEFUL AND SERINE ENVIRONMENT. WE PRODUCE A DIVERSE RANGE OF ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THAT ARE HEALTHY AND FRESH.WE ARE A SELF SUSTAINED ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES GREAT EDUCATION TO THE COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER.”
Posted by Kim Bersin at 2:28 PM
Many consider the City of Newburgh, and communities like it to be a food desert, a place where there is a lack resources to get fresh fruits and vegetables for the people who live in the area. The reason is that many stores in the city are corner stores, which rarely sell fresh foods, many just sell processed foods which are linked to diabetes and other diseases linked with obesity. Also, there is not reliable transportation making it impossible for some of the citizens of City of Newburgh to travel to the nearest grocery stores. This is why it is important for the Urban Farmers League to have a space that is in walking to distance to all of those in the City of Newburgh. Hopefully by February 22, 2010 we will have a confirmed space on the corner of 3rd and Johnston Streets, which is currently owned by the St.Luke's Cornwall Hospital.
Posted by Kim Bersin at 8:31 AM
We are currently working with Orange County Land Trust to create urban farms in the cities of Port Jervis, Middletown and City of Newburgh. So far, we have found a location in Port Jervis and Middletown, still looking in the City of Newburgh. We have approached several owners of abandoned properties and City of Newburgh officials. But it seems like we might have lead with a property owned by St.Luke's Cornwall Hospital. For more information please contact kim.bersin@gmail com.
Posted by Kim Bersin at 8:30 AM