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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. 


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 visit our farm and to look out for more info on our upcoming festivities!

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To book a farm tour, contact us at:  info@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  



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

1445 N. 52nd Street, Phila, PA 19131