LEARNING ABOUT URBAN FARMING
The Downing Park Urban Farm offers practical, economical, and sustainable DIY solutions to address food poverty and scarcity in our community. Using simple techniques adapted for the specific conditions of living in an urban food desert like Newburgh, we aim to provide a platform for the community to have access to resources that enable people to grow their own food and follow a path towards better health and nutrition.
Coming Soon -- A continually updated archive of practical resources for the urban farmer featuring videos, plant lists, tips & tutorials. Free for download and application in your own urban farm whether it be a backyard permaculture mound or a windowsill planter for herbs. Learn more here: Downing Park Urban Farm Library
Led by Downing Park Urban Farm Staff & Volunteers, a variety of hands-on community workshops open to the public covering topics such as constructing raised beds, making compost, harvesting rainwater, bio-diversity, permaculture, and organic pest control. Our workshops are held on Field Days, scheduled on select Saturdays each month. Check out our Calendar of Events for the latest on the upcoming Field Days: Downing Park Urban Farm Events