Catawba Trail Farm | Durham, North Carolina

Growing Communities One Seed at a Time!


Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded April 29th, 2016 by sisters, Delphine Godley Sellars and Lucille Godley Patterson. This organization reflects their desire to engage the community of Northern Durham with skills based in agriculture and providing a place for those within the community to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. UCAN has donated over 30,000lbs of fresh vegetables and fruits, through local harvesting and gleaning events sponsored by the Society of St. Andrews. UCAN provides opportunities for a diverse group of board members and volunteers. A partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) lead to a User Licensure Agreement, resulting in the creation and development of the Catawba Trail Farm.


Join us every Saturday (weather permitting) from 9am to 12pm (Fall and Winter) or 8am to 11am (Summer) for a diversity of farm related activities and programming. For updates on our workdays, check our social media platforms!

We have raised beds available at the Catawba Trail Farm! If you’re interested, please contact our Garden Manager, Lucille Patterson, at lpatterson@ucan.today.

This poster was created for Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) by Dr. McAdoo and his graduate students. Isn’t it wonderful?
We’d love for you to take a moment and read through this ‘Black Earth Matters: Soil Justice and Black Farms in North Carolina’ poster, and dive deep into the history of The Catawba Trail Farm, soil and geology information, and the issue of food insecurity.


Our newsletters are a great way for you to stay up to date with our events, activities, campaigns and more! 

You Can Make A Difference with UCAN!

 UCAN at the Catawba Trail Farm is on land that was a part of the greater Stagville slave plantation. It holds much history of our African-American and Native American descendants. In all that we do, we make sure to continue telling the story of our ancestors and ensuring that the knowledge and skills they passed down to us, are passed down to the next generations. This history includes on-site buildings that UCAN is in the process of repurposing and preserving. We also plan to construct  new and necessary infrastructures.

Your support, whether that is financial or sharing our organization and mission (or both!), is greatly appreciated by the Urban Community AgriNomics team. It’ll assist us in continuing to Grow Communities, One Seed At a Time! 

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urban Community AgriNomics

There are a few ways we are accepting donations. Please see the options and choose which one is best for you! If you have any questions, contact us at info@ucan.today

UCAN’s Cash App username: $2080Catawba

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Phone number associated with UCAN’s Zelle account:  919-599-1533

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Our Mission

Urban Community AgriNomic’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of our community. UCAN provides education and skill acquisition in healthy lifestyles, seed-to-table food preparation and preservation, and hands-on STEAM and Agriculture knowledge. UCAN provides Durham residents with access to resources to grow their own healthy food in a supportive environment, using sustainable practices.

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pounds of fruits & vegetables donated

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years serving the Durham community

What We've Achieved

This organization, with the help of supportive and hardworking Co-founders, team members, and volunteers, has been able to serve the community. Providing fruits & vegetables to families and those in need, and educating the youth and others on agriculture; which is a necessary tool to have and always be prepared! 

Join us in making an impact!

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