Three area urban farms and community gardens secure state Ag funding

Mid Hudson News, May 25, 2023

ALBANY – Three organizations in the Hudson Valley are among 35 statewide to receive funding through the Urban Farms and Community Gardens Grant Program.

The funding is designed to support community growing spaces and recognizes their impact on local food resiliency.

The Young Men’s Christian Association of Kingston and Ulster County will receive $24,922 for its Growing a Healthier Kingston program.

The Ecological Citizens Project Inc. in Peekskill will receive $24,889 for its Ecological Citizen’s Project.

The YMCA of Yonkers will receive $25,000 for its program.

The grant program complements the state Agriculture Department’s ongoing efforts to provide technical assistance to community growing organizations statewide and promote urban agriculture.

Source: Mid Hudson News