Newburgh Farm and Food Initiative Programs

Community Gardens

Community Gardens

NUFFI serves as a “hub” for community garden activities that create opportunities for residents to work with each other. We provide community-based resources to improve the capacity of residents to successfully install and maintain gardens in their neighborhoods.

  • Provides Resource materials including education, tool sharing and bulk purchasing.
  • Offers Technical Assistance in design, installation and ongoing maintenance.
  • Conducts Community-based Workshops on topics relevant to urban gardening.
  • Maintains community leadership and collaboration of current gardens
  • Fosters the development of new community and residential gardens in neighborhoods throughout the City of Newburgh.

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Food Access For Greater Food Security & Health

Food Access for Greater Food Security & Health

NUFFI increases access by residents to locally grown healthy food and reduces food waste by providing community gardens and residents with a way to distribute their excess produce. NUFFI considers and creates opportunities for additional markets for distributing local products.

  • Continues to expand the Newburgh Citywide Produce Donation Program through direct liaison between gardens and food assistance programs, and collaborations with other food access groups.
  • Assists the current Farmers’ Markets and explores other market opportunities.
  • Research the development of:
    • retail outlets such as a Growers Co-op,
    • a “Buy Local” program to encourage local markets and restaurants to carry local products

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