Catawba Trail Farm | Durham, North Carolina

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” -Martin Luther King Jr.


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. 

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Walk The Land Tour at the Catawba Trail Farm will be on December 4th at 10:30am and 12:00pm. You’ll have the opportunity to walk the farm and learn about this land that once held enslaved people and the legacy of their enslavement.

Register here!

The New Hope Audubon Society will be sponsoring a bird nest box building class the same day! You’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from birding experts and have fun constructing a birdhouse for your home!

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

Grab some firewood from the Catawba Trail Farm! With the North Carolina winter weather UCAN can meet your need for firewood! Great prices, great amount and beautiful hardwood!

If interested, please fill out Raised Bed Rental application.

Any questions? Reach out to us at info@ucan.today.

We are excited to announce that our food distributions will begin again! We’ll be at Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church starting at 10:00am, giving FREE North Carolina grown produce to all community members. 
Volunteer opportunities are available! We need individuals who can join us and assist in bagging and distributing produce, directions traffic, and data collection. If interested, please reach out to us at info@ucan.today.
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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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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! 

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