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Dear friends,
Please drop by the PB Inc Resource Center to help Chris Redwing, our intern from the Rockefeller College of Public Policy at SUNY, keep compiling the D.E.V.E.L.O.P. project to create a road map for increased   SUSTAINABILITY
DEVELOP chart April 14th
community ballots input 4-1 to 4-14





Discovering how public policy for Smart Growth & Sustainability

 meets rural    communities  







Community Development

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Main St.

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Mixed Economy

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Small Farms

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Public Spaces

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Locally Grown Food

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Arts & Trades

March 31st to June 30th 

Hours Fri-Sun 10am to 4pm

A community-based project developed to produce a community sustainability interactive map, a new web site, and take another look at the 

2003 Philmont Comprehensive Plan as it relates to sustainability to DEVELOP


Sustainable communities are ones that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just . 

      Stockport Watershed


                         PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT   
 Celebrate Earth Day
 Sunday, April 22, 1-5 pm 
Connect with your Watershed

Visit with Fran Martino, "The River Haggie" Education & Outreach Coordinator for the 

Stockport Creek Watershed

Examine live fascinating aquatic creatures that
live in the Claverack and Agawamuck Creeks
 Learn how to take water quality samples 


PB Inc Resource Center & Pocket Park
113 Main St. 
Sunday April 22nd
1pm to 5pm
Summit Reservoir - Philmont
Summit Reservoir - Philmont 

Summit Reservoir Area Revitalization Plan Project 
We are pleased to tell you a revitalization project started back in the fall of 2010 in collaboration with the Village has received a $225,000 grant from the Department of State through the "Brownfield Opportunity Areas" (BOA) program. The funding provides the opportunity for residents, business owners, and visitors to Philmont to come together to create a road map with a selected waterfront design organization to help us revitalize the Summit Reservoir Area, including several sites which could be used for new uses such as housing, retail, commercial and public amenities like lake-side parks. This planning project will go a long way to helping find the solutions for bringing the Summit Reservoir Area back to health and community enjoyment.  
White Oak Farm
White Oak Farm berries at the Philmont Farmers' Market

Philmont Farmers' Market
Opening Sunday June 3rd! 
10am to 1pm 
(farmers are planting!) (and we're developing new events and programs to welcome them!)



Philmont Farmers' Market selected by the USDA Farmers' Market Promotion Program to develop a pilot program to increase low-income shopper participation. The pilot is a project partnership with the Cornell Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program aimed at changing the food chain delivery system for farmers markets. 


We welcome community volunteers to get involved with this initiative to increase the availability of affordable foods at farmers' markets.  We welcome your input and support. 


This program is additionally supported in part by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation / Green Pastures Fund, and matching program funds from the generous contributions made by community supporters to the 2011 PBInc Annual Fund Drive. 

"Thank you" to all community supporters for continuing to contribute towards programs to match our grants program.  Community support and volunteering are a vital part of achieving the goals together!
Stone trades
photo by Steve Benson

Community Arts & Trades Program 
We are actively seeking proposals from local artists 
of Philmont, Claverack, and Ghent interested in exhibiting at the PB Inc Resource 
Center or outdoor event installations in the Pocket Park, in all disciplines, 
using any media which address the various aspects of sustainability.  
Exhibition proposals are encouraged from an existing body of work, or exhibitions directly addressing the areas of sustainability as they relate to environmental justice, water quality, air protection, land empowerment, sustainable employment and trades, locally grown food, new forms of finance, and the future for transition communities.  


This exhibition program is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants Fund in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts in partnership with Columbia County Council on the Arts. 


116 Main - 2012
Stewart's Shop generous donation

Small Business Program
The closing for the donation of 116 Main St to PBInc took place on February 24th!  Thank you Stewart's Shop Corp!  
As many of us are aware, Philmont, unfortunately, is listed on the USDA Food map and the Policy Map as a Food Desert.  We are encouraging folk to get involved with helping to turn this statistic around by creating the 116 Main St. site as a center for incubating small business dedicated to changing the food chain delivery in Philmont and Columbia County.  We are continuing to work in partnership/collaboration with the Philmont Market and Cafe Cooperative as intended in January 2011 when the 116 Main St. project was initiated.  We encourage community action, involvement, and feedback by participation on our Community Blogging site to keep in contact as we move forward.  
This project needs your involvement and support!


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The Philmont Beautification, Inc. "What's NEW" newsletter and community development programs are funded in part from generous support gratefully received from the following local businesses and funding agencies, and from our growing family of loyal community supporters like you!  Thank you so very much for your support.     

Main St. Public House-Philmont Meltz LumberEd Herrington's , IncHudson River Bank & Trust Co Foundation
  USDANYS Office of Community Renewal

Federation of Farmers Markets NYColumbia County Tourist DeptBerkshire Taconic Community Foundation     


Philmont Beautification, Inc. is a grass-roots non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to community developement in the spirit of a traditional barn raising 

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