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The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization, and our mission is to build a neighborhood rooted food and land system through community leadership development and land based strategies in West Philadelphia.

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. 

Highlights from 2021

2021 UTC Annual Report.compressed

Community Cookbooklet

This season we produced a mini-cookbook with recipes from neighbors, staff, and partners inspired by the series "High on the Hog" and crops growing at Neighborhood Foods Farm.  We hope the booklet inspires you to try them and share your own favorite recipes. Community Cookbook 2021 (1)


Responding & Adjusting to COVID-19

As of March 13th, 2020 UTC transitioned to remote work and developed an organizational contingency plan in response to the global pandemic. The neighborhood that we have been a part of over the last 20 years, has been impacted significantly.  We are staying in close communication with neighbors, learning how things are changing from day to day, and we remain steadfast in our role to build a just food system that is community-rooted and led.

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