Mission Statement

Urban Farmers League is a youth led organization designed to combat environmental and social injustice, by creating a platform for the youth to have equal participation in the future of our community. With the creation of urban farms we not only provide a space for youth to express but we are also able to provide the community with high quality of life, mitigate environmental degradation and provide a space for organic food to flourish.


1. Create a community of youth leaders

2. Reduce ,Reuse ,Recycle

3. Beautify our community

4.Provide organically grown nutritious food to low income families and individuals

5. Provide a venue for youth culture to thrive

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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.


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