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Partners & Supporters

We cannot say enough about the individuals and groups of volunteers who come out and help with projects in the gardens and with children's programs. Urban Tree Connection relies heavily on the help of volunteers to accomplish the work of maintaining 10 gardens in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia including the ones in vegetable and fruit production for our healthy growing initiative, Neighborhood Foods, and the markets it supplies. These volunteers include summer camps, church groups, college students, adults in recovery, corporate members, private school groups, city youth groups, attorneys, programs for adults with challenges, and international students visiting Philadelphia to learn the real picture of the city from a hands- on perspective. Many of our volunteer groups return each year or several times each year, and each brings their unique talents to the tasks at hand and often serve as an incredible bridge with the community. On any given volunteer day in the gardens, the neighborhood children living near that particular garden are often fully engaged with volunteers in the work and fun of the event. We urge anyone with interest in volunteering to please contact us. You need not be a "gardener" as there are many tasks at all levels that we need help with. We look forward to having you join us!

Spotlight On: Mission Philadelphia

We would like to send out a huge Thank You to Trinity Episcopal Church for their utter dedication to the annual Mission Philadelphia Project!  They literally move mountains (of rubble and brush) and build all kinds of things when they come to Haddington every year, the third week of June.  In early May they spent a pre-Mission Philly Saturday working with us and will do so again before the actual June week of service.  Last year they built the amazing pallet shed that now houses all the Farm tools and a play structure at Pearl Street, among other numerous projects. This year they’ll plant fruit trees, build trash and recycling boxes, and build a music platform for the neighborhood in the Memorial Garden!


We would like to acknowledge the following institutional supporters whose generous contributions have helped us to achieve our mission:

1830 Family FoundationNovember Fund
Bank of AmericaPA Department of Environmental Protection
Barra FoundationPatricia Kind Family Foundation
Berkowitz Family FoundationPECO Energy
BluePrint For a Safer PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Activities Fund
Bread and Roses Community FundPhiladelphia Chapter of the Garden Club of America
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian ChurchPhiladelphia Department of Human Services
Catholic Campaign For Human DevelopmentPhiladelphia Foundation
Citizens Bank Charitable FoundationPhiladelphia Zoo
Claneil Foundation, Inc.Presbyterian Self Development of People
David Berger FoundationPrudential Fox & Roach
Dolfinger-McMahon FoundationRosenlund Family Foundation
Douty FoundationSamuel S. Fels Fund
Environmental Support CenterSeybert Institution
FAO Schwarz FoundationSt Christopher’s Foundation for Children
Fourjay FoundationStarbucks Foundation
Genuardi Family FoundationTabitha Foundation
Hellendall Family FoundationThomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
Henrietta Tower Wurts MemorialTrinity Youth Group, Inc
Impact100 PhiladelphiaUnion Benevolent Association
Impact Philadelphia, Philadelphia FoundationUS Airways
John K. & Elizabeth W. Knorr FoundationUS Department of Agriculture
Leeway FoundationVolpe and Koenig Giving Fund
Lincoln Financial Group FoundationWells Fargo Foundation
Louis N. Cassett FoundationWells Fargo Green
McLean ContributionshipWhole Foods
Mid-Atlantic Coalition of Essential Schools