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.
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