Board Members Wanted!


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1708 Ridge AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19130

Urbanstead Seedscapes Summer Interns enjoying a day at the farm!


Urbanstead is looking for board members to join our Active Board of Directors and help steer us forward as we develop!

As we enter our third year of operation to provide leadership, career opportunities, food access and literacy through urban agriculture in Philadelphia, we are looking for dedicated individuals that would be willing to help us grow and develop within the community. Urbanstead currently operates the Francisville Urban Farm and Orchard in North Philly. Urbanstead’s mission is to achieve food security by uniting the community and creating programs to involve our city's vulnerable youth through the medium of urban farming. We work to develop leadership and career skills in urban agriculture with young people in Philadelphia. Urbanstead is dedicated to empowering our neighborhoods with the knowledge and skills to affect change toward more sustainable communities in our city. For more information please contact or visit our website at

Collectively, the board helps to:

  • Implement the Urbanstead strategic plan
  • Develop community partnerships within Philadelphia
  • Seek funding for the program
  • Various other activities related to administering Urbanstead programming

We seek a mix of cultural, racial, gender, professional, and geographical diversity for the board. The Urbanstead board of directors collectively and ideally should be a mix of members who have experience in farming and gardening, working with diverse communities, real estate, land trusts, law, nutrition, social justice, finance, organizational development, public relations, policy, and grant writing.

Interested candidates should submit the a few sentences (~100 words) that will be presented along each candidate’s name on the ballot and a letter of interest stating why s/he would like to serve on the Urbanstead board, including any relevant biographical information to


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 8 hours per month

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