Welcome to Urban Arboreta

Hello and welcome to Urban Arboreta: Transforming Ground, a 2015 Knight Cities Challenge winning project in Philadelphia. Urban Arboreta is dedicated to transforming vacant lots into hybrid spaces for nursery production and neighborhood use, ...

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Urban Arboreta is a community project, and its success depends on community input and involvement. Now that we have selected the project site(s), we are working to build a concerted neighborhood outreach ...

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Urban Arboreta: Transforming Ground will turn vacant lots into hybrid spaces for nursery production and neighborhood use, improving the ecological, social, and economic health of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Our Vision

To launch a self-sustaining and environmentally sound business model for nursery production and community open space on Philadelphia’s vacant land. The re-purposed spaces will have a strong community focus, offering educational programs and opportunities for professional job training in the nursery trade.

Our Partners

Want to get more involved with Urban Arboreta? We'll be looking for volunteers soon, so please get in touch with us!

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