UTC is looking for three enthusiastic, caring, and experienced people to serve as part-time seasonal Garden Educators at our program sites in West Philadelphia's Haddington neighborhood. If you're interested in joining our team, please see the full job description, and then send your resume to UTC Programs Director Noelle Warford at email@example.com!
After years of planning for a proposed farm site at 4789 Merion Avenue, UTC has finally signed a 5-year lease on the 3-acre property with the City of Philadelphia. The lease allows UTC to move forward with infrastructure development on the site, and will dramatically increase our farm production capacity over time. Click here to read more about the exciting Merion Avenue project on our blog!
UTC is excited to announce two new additions to our team! On April 15, Noelle Warford started her job as UTC's Programs Director, and Terrence Topping-Brown arrived a few weeks earlier to take on the role of Community Engagement Farmer for our Chester Farm Initiative. Trained as a social worker at the University of Pennsylvania, Noelle comes to UTC from Congreso, where she served in both programmatic and development roles. She will be leading all of UTC's community programs in West Philadelphia. Terrence studied biology at Shippensburg University, and since graduation has worked with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and at Spiral Path Farm, an organic farm in Central Pennsylvania. At UTC, Terrence will manage construction of a new farm at the Ruth Bennett Homes, a public housing project operated by the Chester Housing Authority, and will also be responsible for community outreach at the site. We are thrilled to welcome both Noelle and Terrence to UTC!