Urban Tree Connection
Urban Tree Connection is an organization that utilizes plots of land which have been abandoned. The organization uses the land to create gardens that grow produce which is then sold at markets and to the community. Their goal is to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the food desert areas of West Philadelphia. Members of the community are able to get involved by allowing some of their land to be used as gardens and helping to maintain the sites. The organization also tries to spread information about sustainability including a compost program in the neighborhood.
Recommended CitationMillman, Nina; LaRosa, James; Weiner, Skip; Brawer, MPH, PhD, Rickie; and Plumb, MD, MPH, James D., "Establishing Roots in West Philadelphia" (2015). CWiC-PH. Poster 50.