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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

UTC is Recruiting for Community Lead Roles in Haddington!

Urban Tree Connection is looking for community leaders in Haddington to join us this season at our farms and gardens. The roles are specifically for neighbors that live in Haddington; and each position includes a monthly stipend. For more information about the positions and how to get involved: 

*For general information, contact us at jen@urbantreeconnection.org  

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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