2022 Urban Tree Connection Annual Report

Posted by Urban Tree Connection on January 10, 2023

Urban Tree Connection is a project that has developed out of a rich history of people, land, and the resolve to materialize a progressive change in Haddington, West Philadelphia.

There are many people, named and unnamed that have contributed to UTC’s success. Whether brief or lasting, direct or indirect, each addition brings us to where we are today.

This year, like many, we faced crises that tested our ability to forge ahead in our food sovereignty work. We fought to save Memorial Garden in our #NoDevelopmentWithoutCommunityInput campaign and navigated relentless heatwaves and droughts. We grounded ourselves in our vision and values, grew community, and skilled up.

A key lesson that emerged is we must ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE to build the people power we need to survive, and to build a thriving community and world. This age-old lesson proves itself critical at this moment in history. As Boggs wisely shares, we must restore our humanity; that sea level change requires great collective efforts. We invite you into this moment with us.

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