Programs

City Farm   Education   Community Gardens   Urban Edge Farm  

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).



 


All of SCLT's programs integrate community, ecology, and economy to build stronger neighborhoods and a healthier food system.