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 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 framing practices that focus on urban agriculture and urban ecology. We invite you to partake in our workshops offered at our Field Days, one Saturday each month— 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.
JOIN US for our Field Days when we open the Farm to the public every one Saturday of each month. Come see what we're growing and the most recent developments in demonstration plots. On our Field Days, we provide workshops where you can come learn hands-on methods for your own urban farming practice, share a byo brown bag lunch with other fellow urban farmers and friends, and take a tour of the Farm. These days are free and open to all to visit the Farm. Check out our calendar for the next field day & event schedule:
WE OPEN the farm to accommodate private & school group tours of the Farm by special request. To learn more about tours, please email our outreach manager for more information.
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!