Southside Community Land Trust manages a wide range of urban agriculture programs including youth and adult agricultural education, community gardening and commercial agriculture.
Our programs include:
Neighborhood-Based Community Gardens: 13 gardens provide land, water, and healthy soil to 250+ gardeners and their families. Neighbors join together to grow, consume and sell healthy, culturally-appropriate foods. SCLT recently established a Community Growers Network to build communication and encourage shared resources and expertise between Greater Providence’s 30+ community gardens.
Agricultural Education Programs: Southside Community Land Trust offers youth and adult education programs to help people grow food, including workshops, after-school and summer programming for kids. Two student-run gardens at Bailey Elementary School in South Providence and D’Abate Elementary school in Olneyville provide after-school and summer education programs to 200 students.
City Farm: A 3/4 acre farm in the heart of S. Providence is a profitable commercial demonstration site for high-yield bio-intensive agriculture practices and a unique “outside classroom” environment for hands-on youth education programs, school field trips, and public workshops. City Farm is home to SCLT’s Children’s Garden, a 10-week summer enrichment program that engages 200 elementary and middle school students.
Urban Edge Farm: A 50-acre business incubator farm offers new farmers a place to make the transition to commercial agriculture. It’s successful model of collaborative management is replicable for other organizations. The farm is also a site for school field trips. The 7 participating farmers sell organically grown fruits, vegetables, and eggs at 2 farmers’ markets located in South Providence (Broad Street on Saturdays) and the West End (Armory Park on Thursdays).