Weeks of August 7 and August 14
Join Bija at the Beacon Institute for a 2 week exploration of farming! We will explore everything from urban farms to growing things, looking at what people eat around the world and talking about how to care for ourselves using food as a tool. We will visit the Bija Urban Homestead, Obercreek farm and take walks in Long Dock Park. We’re excited to get our hands dirty, taste some new things, connect with people in our community and learn to care for living things! Locally sourced, seasonal snacks included.
257 Liberty Street,
In March 2017, Bija purchased the property at 257 Liberty Street. After a restoration of the premises, we will be opening a progressive early childhood and elementary school promoting love, justice and engagement. Slated opening date is fall 2018. Tuition will be offered on a sliding scale and subsidies will be accepted. More details coming soon.
Newburgh Urban Farm
Summer 2018 will be Bija’s first summer farming in Newburgh at Audrey Carey Park. Adjacent to 257 Liberty Street, which Bija is restoring for use as a preschool and elementary school, Audrey Carey is a public park featuring playground equipment and a splash pad. Bija will be adding the beginnings of an urban farm this summer while employing youth farmers to support the project and contribute to the community. Produce grown on site will be sold at a weekly pay-what-you can farmstand on site.
Stay tuned for more details!