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Farm Apprentices Sought for 2019 Season

SCLT is looking for five full-time apprentices for the 2019 season to work on local farms. Apprentices will acquire in-depth farm skills from farm mentors, and participate in farm tours, classes and network-building opportunities. They will also develop education plans with their host farmers and participate in SCLT’s beginning farmer training program.

Apprentices are funded for seven months each season, but this year there is also the possibility of 18-month managerial apprenticeships with livestock farms that will run from April 2019 through September 2020.

Read more about SCLT’s Farm Apprenticeship Program here, or contact Sebastian at 401-273-9419, ext. 105, or email him at sebastian@southsideclt.org

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Farmland available at Urban Edge Farm

SCLT is opening up more acreage for small-scale farmers this year at Urban Edge Farm (UEF).

If you’re interested in growing food in an area ranging from ½-to-2 acres this might be the place for you. UEF is located 10 miles west of Providence on the Cranston-Johnston line, at 25 Pippin Orchard Road. It is a 50-acre parcel of fields and forest owned by the State of RI and managed under a long-term lease by SCLT. If you wish to be considered as a tenant at UEF in 2019, please complete this application form.

For more information, please contact Sebastian Interlandi at 401-273-9419, or sebastian@southsideclt.org

Applications must be received on or before Feb. 15.

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We’re hiring!

SCLT is looking for a full-time support professional who can work comfortably in two realms: Youth Education and Garden Facilities Management. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) that requires occasional weekend and evening availability. Deadline for applications is Feb. 8. For more information, contact Sebastian, at 401-273-9419, ext. 105, or sebastian@southsideclt.org

Please download a full description of the position here.

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DEM promotes growth of local farm economy with latest grant awards

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of $276,614 in farm viability grants to seven Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture;

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AmeriCorps brings its A game to RI

AmeriCorps sent a 10-member crew to help maintain and rebuild several SCLT properties at the end of the summer. During their three and a half weeks, they may not have moved heaven, but they moved plenty of earth. And rocks. And tree stumps.

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City Farm: How an urban farm’s compost reflects its commitment to community

It’s the height of the season at City Farm, a ¾-acre oasis on the south side of Providence where tomatoes are ripening, greens are flourishing and late-summer plants are beginning to grow. As part of Southside Community Land Trust, the expanse is an urban teaching farm that also provides an income stream for the nonprofit, which helps nurture food production in the capitol city.

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Women in Action: As head of Southside Community Land Trust, Margaret DeVos leads a growing revolution

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — I recently went on a walking tour of a sliver of South Providence known as Trinity Square. We went past Amos House and the Salvation Army. Past family homes and a block full of abandoned ones in the Barbara Jordan II development complex.

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SCLT, Central Falls Mayor open new community garden

Late Monday morning, Central Falls residents, public health advocates and community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting at the city’s new Garfield Park Community Garden at 128 Garfield Street.

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New art spruces up the Farm

People come to City Farm to learn about regenerative growing practices that restore balance to the natural landscape. Others go there simply to work with their hands to do good. For years, volunteers and interns have been inspired by their experiences to give back in creative ways.
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SCLT & the CDL offering youth fun, outdoor jobs this summer

Are you between 14-17 and live in Central Falls or Pawtucket? Are you looking for a fun, outdoor job this summer?

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