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Philadelphia Inquirer - Temple student wants city farm to be self-supporting

May 5, 2012 -- Inquirer article about Annie Preston, UTC Program Coordinator, and the Urban Tree Connection farm, written by Virginia A. Smith.

Urban Tree Connection CSA video by Lindsay Mann YouTube
September 30, 2010 –This is a 4 ½ minute video about Urban Tree Connection's new community- supported agriculture farm (CSA) at 53rd and Wyalusing in West Philadelphia.

Skip Wiener: Guerilla Gardener – WHYY’s Coming of Age

Under new Pa. law, neighbors control abandoned lot Adobe PDF
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Skip Wiener, testing a new state law, found himself before a judge for the first time, asking for stewardship over a stretch of land in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia.

Hold Your Turf Adobe PDF
Gridphilly.com
April 2009 - How Haddington used guerrilla gardening to transform its vacant lots, and why the city should encourage everyone to do the same

In West Oak Lane, teens learn the landscaping trade Adobe PDF
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 10, 2009 - Teens-Go-Green is a landscaping business that gives deserving youth the opportunity to learn a new skill and provide a needed service. With this new initiative, eight Martin Luther King Jr. High School students were trained in the art of landscaping and gardening with Urban Tree Connection.

Veggie Kids bond with nature, Neighbors Adobe PDF
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 2009 - The Veggie Kids program, in which children 5 to 16 grow, harvest, clean, package, and distribute fresh produce, was piloted in North Philadelphia last year, delivering nearly a thousand pounds of vegetables and fruits to 22 struggling families at no charge. This season, the initiative expanded to a community garden in West Philadelphia's Haddington section, where children offer their harvest to neighbors at $1 a bag.

‘Keep your nose to the grindstone.’ Saul Wiener | Urban Tree Connection
Philadelphia Business Journal, CEO File

Lots of Food Adobe PDF
Gridphilly.com
June 2010 - A CSA sprouts in West Philadelphia

FOX, WPVI Community gardening volunteers with Urban Tree Connection - June 23, 2010

Urban Tree Connection named Champion in Action in Philadelphia Adobe PDF
Citizensbank.com
April 6, 2006 - Three of the region’s foremost corporate leaders announced today that Urban Tree Connection has been named greater Philadelphia’s latest Champion in ActionSM for the second quarter of 2006 in recognition of its programs to assist low-income communities in transforming vacant lots into green spaces and safe areas.



Reports

Urban Tree Connection Activities Report for 2010 Adobe PDF

Urban Tree Connection Neighborhood Foods Farm Co-op Report for 2010 Adobe PDF



Newsletters

Summer 2010 Adobe PDF

Fall 2010 Adobe PDF

Holiday 2010 Adobe PDF

Spring 2011 Adobe PDF

Summer 2011 Adobe PDF