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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. 

UTC Farm Apprenticeship

Posted 24 March 2021

We are currently seeking a Farm Apprentice for the 2021 season. This apprenticeship runs from May to October, includes a stipend, and is specifically a learning opportunity for Black and People of color candidates that are 18 years and older, and live in West Philadelphia.

More details of the position can be found here:  UTC Farm Apprentice Description

Applications are due by April 12th and can be found HERE: https://forms.gle/81f2fA1aX4QY6Dtf7

Responding & Adjusting to COVID-19

As of the March 13th, 2020 UTC transitioned to remote work and developing an organizational contingency plan in response 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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