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urban agriculture

Meet our new Director of Farmland Access and Education

Just in time for our busiest season, Sebastian Interlandi joined SCLT as our Director of Farmland Access and Education on March 5.

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Urban Agriculture Kick-off set for April 14

This start-of-the-growing-season event features experts who can answer questions about organic growing and advise you how to maximize your yield from small urban plots, backyard gardens and containers. Get your free non-GMO, organic and heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, plus low-cost organic fertilizer.

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We’re hiring! Help spread the word

SCLT is looking for an experienced professional to become our Director of Farmland Access and Education.

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A farm is born, and a neighborhood begins to heal

Five high school students knelt over a bucket of garlic seed behind the Salvation Army on Broad Street in Providence. They gathered on a corner lot bordered by littered sidewalks and abandoned houses, getting ready to plant cloves whose bright green shoots will emerge early next spring.

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Artists use SCLT-grown plants to connect people with food and farms

During the growing season gorgeous produce in every hue and shape is artfully displayed in farmers market booths. This fall, vegetables grown by SCLT farmers (and others) became the subject of an artist’s work on view at a Providence gallery.

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Expanding the market for locally grown, specialty produce

Besides offering technical training and affordable land to beginning farmers, in 2017, SCLT pooled immigrant and refugee farmers’ produce and sold it directly to wholesale markets, enabling farmers to add to their skills and reinvest in their businesses.

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Pawtucket/Central Falls HEZ celebrates success

PAWTUCKET – Talk about a truly “good news” story. To celebrate its report to the community and to highlight the successes of the past year, the Pawtucket/Central Falls Health Equity Zone held a farm to table dinner at the Hope Artiste Village on Sept. 26.

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Harvesting Hope: Gracie’s Chef Matt Varga on Growing RI’s Food Systems

This year’s Harvesting Hope fundraiser to benefit the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will feature a menu designed by Gracie’s executive chef Matt Varga ’05 that will draw almost exclusively from local farmers, purveyors and brewers. 

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URI researcher testing vegetable growing methods popular among ethnic communities

KINGSTON, R.I. – August 1, 2017 – John Taylor is intrigued by the methods that ethnic communities use to grow their native vegetables in urban settings in the United States. So the University of Rhode Island scientist is testing some of those strategies to see if the methods could increase crop yields of more conventional vegetables.
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How the Plant Sale has nurtured RI’s urban agriculture movement

“A few years ago nobody knew about urban agriculture,” says Roberta Groch, an SCLT board member who is also an urban planner for the state. “But, slowly we started incorporating it into the zoning in Providence and in other communities. And now it’s up at the State House, it’s in the Comprehensive Plan and in state regulations.

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