Straight From The Farmer - Urban Tree Connection
Urban Tree Connection/Neighborhood Foods Farm, a nonprofit organization in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, supports community-led land reclamation projects that build capacity for food sovereignty. Neighborhood Foods Farm is located on a formerly abandoned 3/4-acre lot. Since 2010, they have grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs without harmful chemical inputs at little to no cost for community members, producing more than 12,000 pounds of food annually. Their $2,500 grant will allow them to start a seed-saving project that incorporates culturally important seed varieties, and build an education program for the local community.