is a working urban farm and demonstration garden located in Newburgh, New York.
We are dedicated to creating teachable examples of urban agriculture and urban ecology.
The City of Newburgh, the Newburgh Community Land Bank (NCLB), and the Downing Park Planning Committee with the support of Community Development Block Grant funding have embarked on this project to restore activity and programming at the site of the former greenhouses at Downing Park. The Downing Park Urban Farm will be a place for the residents of Newburgh to learn more about urban farming and provide a pathway to self-sufficient methods of food production and sustainability within the city.
OUR MISSION is to create teachable examples of urban farming practices that focus on urban agriculture and urban ecology. We invite you to partake in our workshops offered at our Field Days — we present and invite experts to lead workshops on a variety of topics related to urban farming from soil ecology to rainwater harvesting. These are free and open to the public, so come learn hands-on methods for your own urban farm!
OUR RESOURCE LIBRARY is free to all! Browse articles on urban composting, raised beds, rainwater harvesting, and other urban farming practices. Watch our video tutorials or click on links to download information regarding different topics.
Downing Park Urban Farm is open to the public on select days for workshops, special events and group tours. We maintain a seasonal operation throughout the year and thank you for respecting the working environment of the Farm by scheduling your visit during one these open farm events.
Led by Downing Park Urban Farm Staff & Volunteers, a variety of hands-on community workshops open to the public covering DIY topics such as constructing raised beds, making compost, harvesting rainwater, bio-diversity, permaculture, and organic pest control. Our workshop schedule can be found in our Calendar of Events where you can sign up for individual workshops: Downing Park Urban Farm Events
We are always looking for people to help out as Farm / Horticulture Hands, Office / Marketing Gurus, Special Event Organizers, & Special Project Assistants. Get your hands dirty working directly with our staff and other volunteers!
DOWNING PARK URBAN FARM needs you! We appreciate all forms of your support as we build this farm with our community. Each contribution is essential in laying the foundation for our continued growth and success. Thank you!