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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.




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Garden Coordinator:

Lucille Patterson



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 8am to 12pm for farm site clean up and a diversity of farm related activities and programming. 


JULY 2020

Workdays at the Catawba Trail Farm.

Every Saturday (weather permitting), from 8am - 12pm.

Join us each Saturday from 8am to 12pm for farm site clean up and a diversity of farm related activities and programming. 

2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway, Durham, NC 27712

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Urban Community AgriNomics events for 2020 coming soon...


Urban Community Agrinomics

Catawba Trail Farm

2080 Sawmill Creek Pkwy, Durham, NC 27712, USA

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