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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. 


Come celebrate with us on October 12th, the 10th anniversary of Neighborhood Foods Farm!

There will be vendors, music, farm tours, a farm stand, games and more!

This is a Free, Family-oriented event.  All ages are welcome to attend.

For More info and to RSVP


Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is excited to celebrate 30 years of growing community together in West Philadelphia. Since our founding in 1989, we have redeveloped over 86,000 square feet of vacant land into open green spaces alongside community leaders and residents.  

We are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Neighborhood Foods Farm, where we grow over 6,500 lbs. of chemical-free produce each year.   We invite you to join us for farm tours in the following dates:

    To book a farm tour, contact us at:  noelle@urbantreeconnection.org 

    Development & Fundraising Intern

    Urban Tree Connection is seeking a dynamic, and highly motivated, organized, self-directed Development Intern to support UTC development and fundraising action planning and execution. This person will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors, assist in leading the board’s development committee, and building fundraising capacity of the board, staff, and committee.

    Full Description:  Development & Fundrasing Internship

    To Apply:  Submit resume and cover letter to Noelle@urbantreeconnection.org and IndiaBlunt226@gmail.com