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, August 31, 2010

Because of light we had a hard time watching the movie via the projector.

In honor of Michael Jackson our guests had fun showing us our dance moves

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Warm up continuted with jumping jacks.

practicing our esquivas.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Capoeira workshop warm up

Getting ready for the workshop by using lotus essential oil

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Due to the pending rain the workshop today at noon has been cancelled.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday 8/24/10

Weather permitting we will be having a capoeira workshop in La Vida garden tomorrow(Tuesday August 24,2010) at noon. Please bring water and a mat if you have one. For more information please feel free to contact Kim Bersin at 845 527 7826 or email kim.bersin@gmail.com

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Due to rain movie night is cancelled tonight.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Upcoming events the week of August 22,2010

Weather permitting on Sunday we are having movie night at 7pm.
On Tuesday 24, 2010 we are having a capiera workshop at noon at the garden. Both events are held at La Vida Garden (on the corner of First and Chambers Street). These event is free and open to the public. For more infomation please feel free to contact Kim Bersin at 845.527.7826

On Tuesday August 16,2010 we had open mic night

We had a few guests come from Kingston Land Trust to come and learn about what we do in Newburgh. Their young children performed in our mic night by doing some free flowing and interruptive dance.

Rebecca from the Kingston Land Trust is interviewing Angelica. In the background we are being a dazzled by a great dance.

Earth Rhythms

Kerri and Chante were at Newburgh Jazz Series Earth Rhythms talking to people about the Urban Farmers League.

Memorial for young people who we lost to violence on August 10,2010

A couple doors away from La Vida garden a 10 year old boy was killed by an accidental shooting. The board members wanted to remember our young neighbor by lighting candles in memory of Brandon.

Chante getting ready for the memorial

Lighting candles for the young people we lost to violence.

Getting ready for placing the candle to Brandon's memorial

Our candles placed at Brandon's memorial

Monday, August 9, 2010

Movie night

Yesterday we had movie night after cancelling it twice due to concerns with the weather. The next movie night August 15, keep posted for updates .

Tasting a peach from La Vida

Harvesting tomatoes

Our First Open Mic

On Tuesday we had our first open mic night. After the performances we went to National Night Out. Our next open mic is August 17.

Look at Chante free styling.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bike Newburgh

Hi, folks. I know it’s been a while, so here’s the latest from BikeNewburgh:

What we’ve been doing:

Since May, we’ve held five great repair sessions in front of the church on South Street. We met lots of children, adults and families, some from across the street and some from Cornwall and New Windsor. We repaired a lot of brakes, fixed a lot of tires, and made many new friends. In July, we were invited to host weekly community repair sessions at the Urban Farmers League garden at 59 Chambers Street.

There we found more kids and more bikes than two of us could possibly handle. For all its challenges though, Chambers Street has been blessed – with fathers and uncles who share their love of kids and community and pick up a wrench and help out for hours on end, with moms who come and teach patience, and with children who smile and share and trust.

We’ve made a commitment to continue at 59 Chambers Street through the month of August, and hope to resume our sessions on South Street in the next two weeks.

It has been your gracious generosity and your amazing ability to involve friends and community from a larger area that has made this possible, and we are grateful for all you have done so far. Thank you. Since the very beginning folks have asked us what we need. Now that we’ve been on the street, we can see more clearly what we need.

What we need:

Brakes. The number one safety item is functioning brakes. We’ve had some parts donated, but our best source of brake parts has been recycled from donated bikes. Which means we need…
Space. Your ability to donate bikes has been way beyond our ability to take them in, up until now. We are looking for some secure, ground-level space to store donated bikes. If you have vacant space or know someone who does, please contact me. If that space (or spaces) also leaves room to work, that’s even better. Then we can work with…
Volunteers. Cleaning and repairing donated bikes and harvested parts takes time and patience. It is also a great way to teach and learn the basics of bike maintenance and repair. If you have patience, the ability to teach or the desire to learn, and a little bit of time, we need you. Email to john@bikenewburgh.org or come to our open house.
Helmets. One of our volunteers just donated more than a dozen brand new helmets, in assorted kids’ sizes. It’s tough to get kids to wear them all the time, but it is irresponsible not to try.

How you can help:
Join us for an open house, discussion, story telling and planning meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 Tuesday night, August 10, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 120 South Street, Newburgh. We’ll be indoors, serving up some Iced Tea and snacks, and maybe patching some inner tubes. If you can’t be there, have questions or comments, or want to help in any way, please email or leave a message at 562-8730. Thanks!