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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?

If so, SCLT and the Center for Dynamic Learning are collaborating to offer part-time positions in the following program tracks: Design & Visual Problem Solving; Landscape & Construction; and Youth Agriculture.

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Supporting the farmers who feed us

Two years ago, SCLT received one of the largest grants in its history: nearly $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, to be spent over three years. The funds would provide training and other support for beginning farmers and help increase the acreage for food production in Rhode Island. SCLT would share funding with several local partners to achieve these objectives.

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High school students invited to apply for summer jobs at SCLT

SCLT has been working in South Providence since 1981 to provide people access to land, education and other resources to enable them to grow their own food. We are actively expanding our work in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. As a youth staff member, you will help create community food systems where food is affordable, healthy, environmentally sustainable and culturally appealing.

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SCLT provides fertile ground for local students and researchers

On a cold April day, Matt Lovecchio tends to seedlings in the warmth of City Farm’s greenhouse. He first came to SCLT in 2016 as a Providence College intern and has continued as a volunteer here ever since.

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SCLT seeks new Director of Operations

SCLT is looking for an experienced professional to steward all of our properties including production farms, leased farms, community gardens and buildings.

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Open house for Seekonk farmland to lease

Farmers looking for land to lease are invited to an open house this Sunday, April 15, from 1-3 pm. The 2.5-acre property is located at 540 Prospect Street in Seekonk.

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