Food insecurity, a statewide issue
When Edith Paye and daughter Nell left their native Liberia for Rhode Island in 1994, they initially experienced difficulty in finding the kinds of healthy food they ate in their…
SCLT granted $100K from UNFI Foundation to address food inequity
Southside Community Land Trust received a $100,000 grant from United Natural Foods Inc. on Aug. 25 via the food wholesale company's UNFI Foundation.
A South Providence hub supports healthy food for all
SCLT's recently opened Healthy Food Hub brings a flurry of agricultural activity to 404 Broad Street, housing a marketplace of locally grown fruits and vegetables, educational programming, and food retail…
Local food builds health, community and sustainability
The consumption of healthy, local food, especially in urban areas, leads to better human health and helps mitigate the climate crisis, according to local food advocates.
Southside Community Land Trust remains at the forefront of urban farming in Rhode Island
SCLT has always “pushed the boundaries of local food systems,” says Executive Director Margaret DeVos. But about a decade ago, it began to develop a plan to capitalize on a…
‘Social returns’ inspire unusual 404 Broad investment
The goal of the Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund is to support businesses that will create new jobs in a neighborhood, improve food access and affordability, and bring new economic…
SCLT’s New Headquarters to Invest in Healthy Food
The new headquarters will host a Farm-to-Market Center, a youth entrepreneurship center, a commercial kitchen, and three local “healthy food” businesses, in addition to administrative SCLT's offices.
Southside Community Land Trust gets $600K from feds to help new farmers
SCLT has launched a $600,000 federally funded initiative to help beginning farmers access resources, tools and training, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday.
Growth opportunity: Urban Edge provides valuable resource for small farmers
Gov. Gina Raimondo, DEM Director Janet Coit and others visited Urban Edge Farm on Aug. 6 to tour its various operations and learn more about its role in local agriculture.
The Plant-based City
Providence Monthly recently sent reporter Robert Isenberg around town to profile SCLT and other local organizations and businesses that are leading the way to a healthy, green future.