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’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 email@example.com.
(We’ve reached our goal! If you have any you would like to give to UCAN, please drop it off at the farm before October 31st. Thank you!)
Follow us on social media to stay up to date on other upcoming events, activities and programs!
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!
You Can Make A Difference with UCAN!
As we enter into the season of giving, it is our hope that you’ll consider donating to Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) in support of our organization’s capacity building and infrastructure development and repurposing. UCAN’s campaign this year, is a matching grant/campaign with a goal of $80,000. With the matching grant, we’re seeking $40,000 with the remaining half being generously donated by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. 100% of funds raised will support our growth of staff and need for contractors; both will directly impact the services, programs and activities we offer to the community.
UCAN 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 campaign (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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Thank you for donating to our ‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign! Your giving will make an impact to our organization and the Durham Community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!