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The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization, and our mission is to work with residents in Philadelphia’s historically marginalized urban communities to transform abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction.

Over the last two decades, we have partnered with residents of West Philadelphia's Haddington neighborhood to develop and sustain community-driven greening and gardening projects. Our network of garden and farm sites are spaces for communal growing, gathering and education that fosters deep community engagement and leadership development of residents all ages, to build healthy sustainable community. 

Join Our Team!

UTC is Hiring for the 2019 Growing Season!

Community Education & Land Stewardship Programs

Community Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing multi-generational programming which includes managing all youth and adult educational programming; and cultivation of community leadership development and engagement within our developing urban farming/gardening food and land systems. This is a full time, year round, salaried position.  UTC Community Education and Outreach Coordinator Job Description

Community Land Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for the cultivation of community participation and leadership development within our developing urban farming/gardening food and land systems, including mentoring high-school aged youth apprentices. This is a part-time, year round position ($13/hr). UTC Community Land Stewardship Coordinator Job Description

Neighborhood Foods Farms

Community Food Distribution Coordinator supports the growth of UTC’s farmer’s markets, and CSA program. The Food Distribution Coordinator will coordinate all food distribution programming, lead the packaging process, and support in the training/mentorship of youth, community residents, and volunteers. They will equip/support operations of markets and CSA’s; coordinate marketing and outreach; manage data collection, record keeping and evaluation of the program, and provide assistance with harvesting, packaging and preparing produce for markets. This is a seasonal, part-time position ($13/hour).  UTC Community Foods Distribution Coordinator Job Description

Lead Farmer/Food Production Coordinator is responsible for producing sustainably grown produce, maintaining sustainable growing practices and projects, and the natural beauty of our Neighborhood Foods (NF) farming sites. The Lead Farmer is also responsible for building relationships with community members, running retail markets, supervising a farm intern and workshare volunteers, and assisting with mentoring farming youth apprentices, and managing volunteer groups at NF Farm. This is a seasonal, part-time position ($13/hour).  UTC Lead Farmer Food Production Coordinator Job Description 2019

Farming intern assists the Lead Farmer in cultivating, maintaining UTC’s scattered urban farm sites. This is an 18 week paid internship program that will allow the intern to gain experience through hands-on learning with a Lead Farmer while directly serving the Haddington neighborhood. UTC Farming Paid Internship Description 2019

We Are Settling In:


As of March 1, 2019 UTC's Offices are now located at: 

1445 N. 52nd Street, Phila, PA 19131

UTC's Apprenticeship Program is Seeking Young People!

This five month apprenticeship program is for high-school aged youth (14-18 years old) that live in Haddington and West Philly. This program introduces young people to urban agriculture and community gardening, and operates from June through the end of October.  

For more details on the program:  URBAN TREE CONNECTION Teen Apprentice overview

To sign up contact Noelle at Noelle@urbantreeconnection.org or call 215-877-7203.