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Urban Tree Connection

The Urban Tree Connection is transforming the 3.6-acre site of a former milk distribution plant in West Philadelphia into an urban food producer’s cooperative. The Collaborative’s conceptual master plan offers strategies for growing fresh produce and managing stormwater runoff without disturbing the soil on this former industrial site. It also proposes amenities like an educational pavilion, community gardens, and farm stands to promote healthful eating and activity.

Volunteer Design Team

Alexa Bosse

Landscape Architectural Designer

“How did I know the client liked our idea? Because they were jumping up and down!”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dan Meier

Civil Engineer

"I would love to see Mayor Nutter’s dream of making this the greenest city in the country become a reality."

Duffield Associates, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jon Stivers

General Contractor
Jon Stivers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Eckberg

Architect, Intern
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Micah Shapiro

Landscape Architect, Registered
Urban Ecoforms, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Travis Alderson

Mechanical Engineer
Alderson Engineering, Inc.
Southampton, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Merion Avenue: Conceptual Master Plan for an Urban Farm
4789 Merion Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
West Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
October 25, 2013


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