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When people stand alone they lack the power to overcome the hardestobstacles that they may face in their life When people come togetherhowever they are able to take on these obstacles and make them seempetty to what they would be if someone stood alone A prime example ofpeople coming together is in communities such as neighborhoodsapartments or city blocks One community that has become very close overthe last few years is the Northern Philadelphia area and this has cometo be because of the new urban garden created by The Philadelphia UrbanCreators The Philadelphia Urban Creators mission in this city is morethan to just bring urban gardens to the run down dangerous anduncultured parts of North Philadelphia but to bring these judgedcommunities together by showing these communities to rely support andappreciate one another by bringing together all of the communities inNorth Philadelphia With the involvement of everyone who works at PUCand the volunteers form the local schools universities and localresidents they are able to build a garden that can further theadvancement of this community To understand what brings the community of North Philadelphia togetherone must understand what PUCs intentions are Taking a look at theirwebsite PUC has two clear missions The first is there vision statementwhich intends on building relationships with Philadelphia communitiesin order to develop our neighborhoods sustainably and equitably fromthe ground up Their vision is clear and simple but it doesnt stopthere Philadelphia Urban Creators also has an action statement thatintends to become passionate leaders in the movement to transformblighted urban landscapes into models of community-based social andenvironmental sustainability Similar to their vision statement butconcentrating on a more specific goal Overall they wish to make thecommunity of North Philadelphia a better place for people to live andinteract with one another Before the lot of Philadelphia Urban Creators was even founded theidea grew from the events that proceeded hurricane Katrina A group of75 students from Temple University and local schools of NorthPhiladelphia went to
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