URBAN COMMUNITY AGRINOMICS

Catawba Trail Farm | Durham, North Carolina

Growing Communities One Seed at a Time!

URBAN COMMUNITY AGRINOMICS WELCOMES YOU!

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.

ACTIVITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

We are currently at full capacity, but if you’re interested, please fill out our  Raised Bed Waiting List.

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

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at info@ucan.today

We’re developing a Youth Community Garden! This opportunity is open to all youth between the ages of 8 – 18. YouthCan will provide hands-on experience in garden development, agriculture, teamwork, and understanding the economics and compassion of providing for your community.

Register your child(ren) by contacting us at info@ucan.today.

We’re in need of assistance for our Plastic Cap to Bench Project! All 500lbs of plastic caps must be cleaned before we send it off to receive our recycled bench.
 
Please join us during our Saturday Volunteer Days if you are interested in assisting us with this project.
Students, this can go towards your Community Service hours!

Follow us on social media to stay up to date on other upcoming events, activities and programs!

 
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.

We have joined Amazon Smile! Now you can support UCAN at the Catawba Trail Farm every time you shop through/with Amazon. Each time you use our link when shopping Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to UCAN. There is no change in your shopping experience, prices, etc. This just a way for Amazon to support nonprofits. Thanks Amazon and thanks to each of you for your support! 

 
 
 

UCAN NEWSLETTER

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

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! 

Join us in making an impact!