PHILMONT BEAUTIFICATION, INC.                                 
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It's been another inspiring year of community fellows, just like you, coming together talking, doing, thinking, sharing, collaborating, laughing, acknowledging, and celebrating the community we live in.

We truly appreciate that you're our partner, and hope you continue to collaborate with us to reach the dreams and visions of ongoing renewal in Philmont.

This year, with your help, Philmont Beautification was nominated a local hero, extended our community's connection with new partners, and expanded the conversation with state and county linking the village to regional projects.

To reach the dreams, hopes, and visions shared this year, we now need your help again to bring the goals closer to home to advance the projects we've set out to achieve. 

This year we're trying hard to increase local support by raising $25,000 (25% of annual operating costs) with the help of people like you.

Working together, this is what we all accomplished in 2015:
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  • Working together to develop the Waterfront District Revitalization Plan in collaboration with the Village of Philmont
  • Discussing the hopes, visions and challenges in four Open Houses
  • Sharing community ideas with the Village of Philmont in ten lively meetings
  • Learning with Village Office staff how we can all work together
  • Ensuring the 400 comments received at Open Houses strengthen the plan
  • Establishing the voice of the community in four County meetings
  • Bringing guest speakers to Philmont to help us understand how special this community is
  • Celebrating collaboration
This project has been made possible through a Brownfield Opportunity Area program facilitated with the NYS Department of State.  It is assisting the Village of Philmont to hire professional planners and engineers to conduct a full assessment of Summit Lake for hydro-power potential, a market analysis of Philmont, and produce an economic development plan aimed at vacant mills, abandoned affordable housing, public parks, and the connection of Summit Lake development to existing downtown revitalization.


  • Hearing the needs of our local farmers for a commercial kitchen
  • Brainstorming with the Philmont Co-op on how to create a robust community food system
  • Inviting farm and business
    educators/partners to join the camaraderie
  • Collaborating with folk like you to install a new floor, wash area, and painting the kitchen
  • Helping a farm gleaning project to link with food pantries
  • Sharing seasonal Sunday mornings at the 6th year of the farmers market
  • Joining the regional roster of future looking farmers 
  • Providing food stamp EBT services
  • Providing our senior citizens fresh food access
  • Sponsoring our veterans access to fresh foods
Make a donation towards opening the Kitchen, Philmont Co-op, Community Supported Bakery, Food and Farm Business Training, expanding the Farmers Market, and improving the Curbside Food Truck Cafe collaborating with local local farmers, bakers, food entrepreneurs and emerging businesses to produce new, local and healthy community-sourced products.
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Kids Grow and Cook


If The Kitchen can open then our Kids Grow & Cook program will start in May teaching kids and families to grow and cook with our local chefs!
Kitchen community partners include local farm-to-table chefs, gardeners, and bakers who will guide the children in preparing one meal per week to share with their families at the end of every workshop.
Philmont Beautification, Inc. has four major program areas revitalizing the community in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising.  Dedicated to improving quality of life in
the Village of Philmont with grass-roots community collaborations and programs on Main St Revitalization, Small Business, Special Projects, Philmont Farmers' Market, and Community Arts/Trades. PBI is a charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All donations will receive our Acknowledgment Letter and can be deducted to the extent of the law. |   Brochure  |  Blog  | Contact |  Donate to PB Inc