DEM promotes growth of local farm economy with latest grant awards

A total of $276,614 will be invested to support specialty crop production and sales in Rhode Island.

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

City Farm has built relationships with various people and organizations in or near Providence who help provide them with leftover materials to build up their compost. Here’s a look at…

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

In the heart of one of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, a green revolution is underway. For Margaret DeVos these rundown blocks represent a land of opportunity. For organic farming, no…

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Pawtucket/Central Falls HEZ celebrates success

The Pawtucket/Central Falls Health Equity Zone held a farm-to-table dinner on Sept. 26 to release its report to the community. Among the speakers was SCLT's Johny Ramos, a Pawtucket native…

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Harvesting Hope: Gracie’s Chef Matt Varga on Growing RI’s Food Systems

This year’s Harvesting Hope fundraiser to benefit the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will feature a menu designed by Gracie’s executive chef Matt Varga '05 that will draw almost exclusively…

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Pulp Fiction

Visit the Rhode Island seashore, stumble on some Japanese knotweed, and you’ll probably label it as a nuisance. May Babcock sees the invasive species as a source of inspiration.

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The Manton Avenue Project Teaches Kids to Tell Their Own Stories

City Farm was a big source of inspiration. Alix tasted citrusy cilantro and spinach at the urban oasis, and she’s using the plants as characters in her play. Rudy met…

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URI researcher testing vegetable growing methods popular among ethnic communities

University of Rhode Island scientist John Taylor is conducting outreach with SCLT's community gardeners and farmers about the methods ethnic communities use to grow their native vegetables in urban settings…

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Rare and Unusual Plant Sale in Providence will kickstart your garden

With 20,000 plants, live music, and a team of expert gardeners on hand to answer questions, the Southside Community Land Trust’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale is a perfect start…

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Students aid nonprofits in effort to identify and eliminate food deserts

This semester, students in International Nongovernmental Organization Studies (INGOS) 302: Social Entrepreneurship have been combing through food markets in South Providence to collect data for a food justice project. Their…

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