The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that assists low-income urban communities to revitalize their neighborhoods by transforming abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. We work with residents of West Philadelphia’s Haddington neighborhood, and increasingly with other low-income communities, to develop community-driven greening and gardening projects on vacant land. This includes urban farming, community gardening, children’s garden education programs, teen apprenticeships, and community farmers’ markets. Through land revitalization, we help residents become strong leaders, foster deep community cohesion, and ultimately create livable communities.