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, 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.


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