Text, Images, and Video by Julian Hamer

Haddington: Urban Tree Connection Promotes Growth for Community

Haddington: Urban Tree Connection Promotes Growth for Community

Skip Wiener knows it sometimes takes a little dirty work to make a difference, which is why he founded the West Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, Urban Tree Connection. The Urban Tree Connection’s purpose is to revitalize vacant lots and homes into green spaces, promoting community engagement in low-income areas within the Parkside and Haddington communities through […]

 

Haddington: Building Community Through Urban Farming

Haddington: Building Community Through Urban Farming

Dylan Baird, founder of Neighborhood Foods, began getting involved with urban farming, specifically the Urban Tree Connection, in 2009. This work, coupled with his own personal interests, led Baird to pursue this field and create his own business. “I was really interested in urban farming and the business model of urban farming and farmers markets […]

 

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Sustainability: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

A beautiful city is more than just pleasing to the eye. It also serves as a center of pride and loyalty for those who call that place home. Keep Philadelphia Beautiful has been active in the Philadelphia community for more than 20 years, working towards a cleaner city through litter prevention, recycle education and promotion […]

 By Danielle Rosati and Matt Yost

Wynnefield: Urban Tree Connection Grows Business and Community Involvement

Wynnefield: Urban Tree Connection Grows Business and Community Involvement

Many automatically assume that fresh produce like spinach, lettuce, carrots and tomatoes originates from farms outside Philadelphia in places like Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County or the ‘Garden State’ of New Jersey. However, Urban Tree Connection has made it possible for West Philadelphia residents to harvest and purchase locally grown produce. Urban Tree Connection is a non-profit […]