City Farm

What's Growing   Plant Sale   Children's Garden   Field Trips   Visit City Farm


Created in 1986, City Farm is a 3/4-acre urban farm in the heart of South Providence. It is a commercial farm, a unique “outdoor classroom” for food-growing education, and an inspiring example of how to foster a vibrant ecosystem in a city.

Often referred to as an urban oasis, City Farm is a thriving center of biodiversity in the midst of the city landscape. City Farm is home to a wide array of living things. Fruit and vegetable plants are grown, including flowers, healthy soil, trees, and shrubs. Bees, birds, insects, and animals are another part of the City Farm ecosystem.

The farm is a thriving demonstration of bio-intensive farming methods, raising tons of food in a small space using environmentally sustainable methods. City Farm sells its produce to customers at several Providence farmers’ markets and at local restaurants, and regularly donates to soup kitchens and food pantries.

City Farm is also a living resource for food growers of all ages and experience levels. Food Growing workshops, youth and adult education programming, and neighborhood celebrations take place at City Farm throughout the year.

More about City Farm:

  • Discover what’s growing and where you can purchase City Farm’s fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more
  • Bring a piece of City Farm to your garden! Join us for the annual Plant Sale to buy fruit, vegetable, and herb plant starts, plus a variety of perennials.
  • Learn about our Youth Education Programs at City Farm, including our summer Children's Garden and field trips
  • Join us for a food-growing workshop
  • Visit City Farm – you can volunteer or just come for a tour
  • Watch an interview with Rich Pederson, City Farm steward, filmed by Your Environmental Road Trip


Every year, City Farm grows about 2 tons of food in its 3/4-acre space!