Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded April 29th, 2016 by sister, Delphine Godley Sellars and Lucille Godley Patterson. This organization reflects their desire to engage the community of North 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 300lbs of fresh vegetables and fruits, participated in local harvesting and gleaning events sponsored by the Society of St. Andrews. UCAN provides opportunities for a diverse group of board members and volunteers.
Through a partnership with Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC), UCAN was granted a User License Agreement of TLC's Snowhill IV Property where they are creating the Catawba Trail Farm.
Urban Community AgriNomics's mission is to improve the health and wellness of our community. Our programs shall provide education on healthy lifestyles, seed-to-table food preparation and preservation, and hands-on STEM and agricultural skills. We empower Durham families with access to resources to grow their own healthy food using sustainable practices in a supportive environment.
UCAN'S Core Values
Create opportunities for all people to have equal access to fresh produce and the knowledge of how to grow it themselves.
Honor and respect the environment.
Educate individuals in how to create gardens; especially for communities that have limited green spaces.
Cultivate safe community spaces where residents come together to build relationships around agriculture.
Collaborate long term relationships based on trust and inclusion.
FALL 2019 JOB AVAILABLITY!
Conservation Crops North Carolina
This fall the Conservation Corps North Carolina will bring a crew to work with UCAN in the creation and restoration of the Catawba Trail Farm. They will be hiring for a number of temporary positions. Below is the link, which provides job description. Please share it with young people you think would sincerely be interested. The Conservation Corps would really like to hire locally. The closer the applicant lives to the farm the better; applicants who live near or in Durham. We encourage those who are interested to take a look at UCAN's website and visit our Facebook page to get a feel of the work environment and what needs to be done.
If you have any questions please contact Executive Director, Delphine Sellars!
email@example.com OR call: 919-599-1533
RAISED BED RENTALS
Fill out Raised Bed Rentals application here:
Please print, complete and provide to Garden Coordinator
UCAN WORKDAY AT CATAWBA TRAIL FARM
Our workdays include:
splitting and stacking firewood
cutting log into firewood lengths
burning burn debris.
planting flower bulbs
planting vegetable seeds
Join us each Saturday from 9:30 pm to 12:30 pm for farm site clean up in preparation for spring planting and a diversity of farm related activities and programming.
A VISIT FROM STACIE TURNER WITH THE CONSERVATION FUND!
Stacie Turner, Urban Conservation Program Associate, came out to the Catawba Trail Farm in March. It was great having her out with us. Our Executive Director, Delphine Sellars, did a wonderful job giving Ms.Turner a tour and educating her on UCAN.
Learn more about: The Conservation Fund
WEDNESDAY, SEPTERMBER 11
Soap Making Class with Cheralyn Berry!
What a great opportunity to learn from the best, Cheralyn Berry, Durham Extension FCS Agent. This is a free class in soap making. Each person will leave with a bar of soap so that you will know what the final product looks, feels and smell like.
Location: Durham County Cooperative Extension 721 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701
Registration Required, call: 919-560-0526
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Executive Director, Delphine Sellars, will be presenting, Catawba Trail Farm: Charting a Pathway, at the Rally 2019: The National Land Conservation Conference in Raleigh. Event is from 3:30pm - 5pm.