the community that grows together

New Urban Farmers would like to give a special thanks to Yankee Magazine for featuring us in their November/December issue in "Angels Among Us: Farm-to-Table". Again thank you so much for the opportunity!
Please enjoy a link to the full digital article here: And please buy a hard copy at your local store!

NUF's Projects

Here at the New Urban Farmers we have some great projects going - From aquaponics to geodesic domes and much more! Please take a look at some of the wonderful projects and growing places we have.
If you woud like to know more about our projects - check them out here.

Educational Programs

NUF is offering Warren RI residents an opportunity to join our Grow to Know program. The Grow to Know program is a season long growing seminar. This is a great program for those who are interested in the agricultural world, everything from future farmers to back-yard gardeners. Program runs from May to Oct and meets bi-weekly. Anyone is welcome - to sign up please email us at for more information.


Get Involved

The New Urban Farmers have many ways for you to get involved. We love to meet the folks from our community and we would love for you to try and get involved any way you can.


Bleu Grijalva - is a founder of The Farm Guide, which has since evolved to become The New Urban Farmers - Bleu, a California native - and descendant of Mexican migrant farm workers - Mostly grape farmers who would follow the harvest from South to North - After school Bleu left California in the early 90's - traveled to Greece to learn about olives and eventually to France, to work the vineyards. Eventually Bleu became involved in the food and beverage industry which led to the organic farming movement in Rhode Island. Involved with all aspects of the farm - including planting, harvesting, marketing, and cheese monger. It was then that Bleu realize a need for healthy and safe food which could be accessible to everyone. It through the birth of The New Urban Farmers that Bleu hopes to accomplish his goal by reaching out one community at a time, breaking stigmas attached to many minority groups.


Emily Jodka - is one of the two people who founded the New Urban Farmers. She received her undergraduate degree of Graphic Design and New Media from Johnson & Wales University. Currently Emily mixes her technology skill with her passion for growing food, flowers and all plants. As a member of the New Urban Farmers she hopes to help create urban food system that will help eradicate food deserts in Rhode Island. She hopes through her efforts that social barriers will be broken and healthy safe food will be plentiful for all.




Our Volunteers - Without our volunteers the New Urban Farmers would not be able to do everything that we do with out our volunteers. All the helping hands have built garden beds, pulled weeds, planted peach trees in our urban community and so much more. Together we all can make our neighborhood a greener more sustainable place to be. We've had so many good volunteers give their time, they come from all over the city and the globe! Please check out our Volunteer Page.


Our Board
Kate Aubin
Liandra Medeiros
Christine Lichatz
Jennifer Vernaglia
Joshua Giraldo
Sylvia Escobar
Bill Rice