PBI Resource Center and Pocket Park Philmont Beautification, Inc., is a grass-roots, charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See the brochure and the Summit Reservoir BOA project Economic Impact Positioning Report. PBI has four main program areas designed to work together as programs providing opportunities for the Philmont community to come together to contribute and collaborate towards the revitalization and renewal of the Village of Philmont, NY in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising. Visit the archive of newsletters to see a community in action. Go here to see our Mission Statement.
"Growing Our Co-op Together"
Help us in reaching the goal for the Community Match of $12,500 aimed at finishing the interior renovations of the 116 Main Street Business Incubator, home of the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative as the anchor business. Click on the image to take you to the Appeal to help equip the 20-C value-added processing kitchen and interior finishes needed to open the store. Click here for the 2014 seasonal outdoor markets.
Programs We believe the revitalization of a small rural community can be achieved more effectively through a sustained effort of community involvement committed to regenerative principles deeply rooted in the wellness of achieving a diversified wholeness dedicated to creating a sustainable and resilient community by working alongside each other for community-driven projects in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising. PBI programs and projects are developed with community members to implement over 200 suggestions and recommendations contained in the 2003 Philmont Comprehensive Plan. These include, among others, improved affordable housing, restoration and conservation of natural resources, revitalization of the Main Street, achieving a localized economy, creating common ground gathering places, increasing community services, producing healthy landscapes, stewardship for clean waterways incorporating green energy solutions, connecting to local agriculture, and access to fresh, local, healthy food. 2003 Comp Plan suggestions. A 2012 project, D.E.V.E.L.O.P. implemented by young village resident attending the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY reaffirmed PBI's mission and demonstrated programs truly reflect a community working together to collaboratively bring a small rural village back from the edge of over 70 years of significant social and economic decline experienced in many upstate New York rural towns and villages. Programs and projects are developed by PBI in collaboration with community members and in partnership with local, state, federal funding agencies, local government, and private grantmaking foundations using a portfolio of community-driven, regenerative, placemaking, and sustainable strategies. Projects employ criteria deeply rooted in human use potential. See a sampling of downtown improvement projects 2001-2014
Local 111 - a farm-to-table restaurant opened in 2007Main Street Program: This program provides financial and technical assistance for storefronts, commercial buildings, and affordable housing that have experienced sustained neglect and are located on the Main Street. See more
Village Pocket Park on the Main Street restored in 2010Revitalization Program: Designed to work with community volunteers serving on project developement and selection committees to accomplish projects that contribute towards an improved quality of village life. See more
Hawk Studio. Hand made fine leather bags, clothes, and beltsCommunity Arts and Fine Craft Trades: Increasing the involvement and promotion of local arts and fine craft trades as vital parts of the whole contributing towards community wellness and resiliency. Currently this program is assisting four local small businesses at the PBI Resource Center at 113 Main Street as a part of our Small Business Incubator program.
Historic Design Standards, and technical assistanceSmall Business Program: Provides financial and technical assistance to assist new small business join the Main Street. See more
Revitalization Program Current revitalization project: Summit Reservoir Area Revitalization project in partnership with the Village of Philmont. This project intends to create a community-informed plan for the Summit Reservoir Area aimed at restoring the Summit Reservoir and the surrounding area, including, the re-use of potential strategic sites and historic buildings for new uses such as housing, retail, commercial, and public amenities like lake-side parks. See more
Small Business Program Future site of the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative Current small business project: Assisting the Philmont Market and Cafe Cooperative by serving on the 116 Co-op Collaboration Team aimed at opening a direct-market producer/consumer food co-op in the heart of the downtown located on the Main Street creating a community-based food system working with local and New York State farmers and food producers. Join the volunteer team to help turn this site into a renovated space as a small business food incubator to house the Philmont Market and Cafe Co-op. 2011 community gathering 2013 building & facade renovations
Philmont Farmers' Market Farmers' Markets in collaboration with the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative 116 Main Street, Philmont. For more market information click here. Sustainable communities are ones that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just, including access to affordable foods supporting the local farming economy.
Please visit the PBI used book stand at the Philmont Farmers' Market held every Sunday June-Oct 10am-2pm to buy a book, donate a book, or sign up for our newsletter to receive our suggested summer reading. All book sale proceeds support PBI programs dedicated to revitalization, renewal, wellness, strengthened local economy, and diversified social resiliency in the Village of Philmont.