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

Friday, September 24, 2010

"This land is your land"

"From the Youth of the Hudson Valley, a message for President Obama! From: HRSloopClearwater | September 22, 2010 | 302 views Loading... In the true spirit of our founder, Pete Seeger, Clearwater's Power of Song youth and the Urban Farmer's League of Newburgh, NY carried forward the passion and energy from the America's Great Outdoors Initiative listening sessions held this past August to create a music video. The youth worked together to create new verses to Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," to voice their policy recommendations to President Obama. As a collaborative project, Clearwater partnered with Our Hudson Tomorrow and the Electronic Music Foundation to support their efforts and produce this video featuring these young leaders"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

We are having movie nights the next three weekends. On Sunday September 19 and 26; as well October 3, 2010. Hope to see you there. If you have any question please feel free to contact Kim at either kim.bersin@gmail.com or 845 527 7826.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Harvest Party 2

The ReadNex Poetry Squad performing.
U-Nice performing

Alex Schein and DJH20 getting ready the day

Nu Fi Alpha performing
To honor those who were affected by the event on 9/11/01; we celebrated life by hosting a harvest party. We had performances by Nu Fi Alpha, U-Nice, Alex Schein,and ReadNex Poetry Squad. This event was free to public. We had over a 50 people come through the garden throughout the day. In order to help support future of the Urban Farmers League we auctioned off : rosemary, lavender, mint, basil, and tomatoes from out garden at 59 Chambers Street. The remainder was given to our neighbors.

Chante showing her pride with a temporary tattoo

John and Decora getting ready for the auction and giving away of our harvest to our neighbors
DJ H20 Around the the turn tables

Chante and Will collecting tomatoes

John harvesting tomatoes

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Press release for harvest party

La Vida garden Harvest Party

59 Chamber Street, was once abandoned garbage filled lot but now it has 7 organic beds, 3 organic fruit trees, a grape vine, and 2 raspberry bushes. There are 9 active board members from the age of 16-21. 45 neighborhood members who participate in our activities, and 5 community elders who are unofficial security guards, and about 95 facebook friends and growing.

In celebration of harvest Season, Newburgh’s La Vida Garden will be holding an end of summer harvest Festival. On September 11, 2010 from 12:00 to 3:00PM. This event is rain or shine. There will be live performances by The ReadNex Poetry Squad, DJ H20 and other local and nationally known artist. There will also be face painting and games for youth. The board of Urban Farmers League invites people from all over the Hudson Valley to perform in an open mic. In honor of harvest we will have dishes served made from produce from our farm and other local farmers along with food from The Wherehouse restaurant.

This urban community garden is a partnership between the Orange County Land Trust, Orange County Department of Health, Orange County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, Pathstone Community Improvement of Newburgh, Greenway Environmental Services, Arts in Orange, Trust Your Struggle Art Collective, Knewton Test Prep, Leptondale Nursery, Taliaferro Farms, and Wherehouse Resturant.

For more information please feel free to contact Kim Bersin at 845-527-7826 or kim.bersin@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Working with Clearwater for a video for the Great American Outdoor Initiative

Vikki and Jelly of to the location of the shot.

Practicing with the young people from Clearwater and Beacon Green Teens.

Playing with Pete Seeger

Singing under a beautiful tree with Pete Seeger youth from Clearwater and Beacon Green Teen