Pawtucket/Central Falls HEZ celebrates it successes

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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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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Community garden will grow in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – The Garfield Street park next year will become the home of the city's first community garden, which officials say will provide urban agriculture and will help the…

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Nonprofit awarded nearly $600k to help beginning farmers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—A nonprofit in Providence has been awarded nearly $600,000 in federal funding to help expand training opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout Rhode Island. The state's congressional…

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Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood welcomes new urban farm

By ALEX BRAUNSTEIN A new urban farm in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood opens today. It’s the fifth urban farm created by the nonprofit Southside Community Land Trust. The land trust has…

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Apprentice program grows food and community

PROVIDENCE — This growing season the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will introduce a farming apprenticeship specifically designed for veterans and minorities. Funded by a grant from the USDA’s Socially…

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