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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 foster deep community engagement and leadership development of residents of all ages, to build a healthy sustainable community. 

UTC is Expanding our Board of Directors! 

We are currently looking for board members with a diversity of skill sets and professional experiences, and that is in alignment with our mission and vision for a more equitable society through land and food justice. 

To learn more contact, Noelle, at noelle@urbantreeconnection.org 

UTC Board Member Description

UTC Board Application.2022

Part-time Seasonal Farm Worker

UTC is currently hiring for a part-time seasonal farmworker position from Aug to mid-November. Extensive farming experience is not required, just a love for being outdoors and a strong interest in learning how to grow food!  

The full job description can be found here: Part time seasonal Farm Worker position.7.26.2022

To apply, email a resume and letter of interest to Yarrow and Noelle by August 5th, with the subject line "Seasonal Part Time Farm Worker"


Come celebrate the season with us at our annual Fall Farm Party at Neighborhood Foods Farm!  Join us for music, food, vendors, farm tours, and rich conversation on envisioning and bringing to life thriving food systems in our communities.

*Rain date: October 8

Tickets can be purchased at UTC Fall Farm Party Tickets, Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

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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