Josselyn Velásquez-Florián joined SCLT in April 2021 as our new development coordinator, working on donor relations, events, database management, grants and communications.
This spring, the American Farmland Trust awarded SCLT a $5,000 grant toward the purchase of The Good Earth Farm in Cranston and awarded a $5,000 grant to farmers Teo and Margarita Martinez, whose business is located at Urban Edge Farm.
As of July 2, 2021, SCLT became the new owner of the Good Earth Farm, located at 1800 Scituate Avenue in Cranston. The 9-acre property includes a barn, three heated greenhouses, two high tunnels and a small retail operation.
After a successful initial year, SCLT will again host two TerraCorps service staff “members” from this coming August to July, 2022.
The Northern RI Conservation District’s Annual Seedling Sale is running now through April 24. Purchases help to support conservation programs throughout Providence County.
“Let food be thy medicine.”
This adage is attributed to the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of Western medicine. However, today the advice is deeply neglected, although it could solve many of the diet-related health inequities we face in our communities.
Construction started in mid-October at 404 Broad Street in Providence, with plans to move into the facility in July, 2021.