‘Social returns’ inspire unusual 404 Broad investment
The Conservation Law Foundation’s Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund offers a new model for social investment
by Laurie O’Reilly, Conservation Matters
SCLT’s New Headquarters to Invest in Healthy Food
By Caitlin Faulds, ecoRInews
PROVIDENCE — A multimillion-dollar loan recently granted to Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) is set to improve the availability of healthy and affordable food in CentralFalls, Pawtucket, and South Providence for years to come, according to an SLCT spokesperson.
Farms across RI got hands-on help from AmeriCorps crew
If you’re a homeowner, you know there’s always something needing to be repaired, rebuilt or replaced. If you run a land trust with 25 properties spread over 77 acres, that to-do list can seem endless.
Saturday youth jobs now offered in Providence & Pawtucket
We’re adding on to our fall Youth Program this year! Young people between 14-24 are invited to apply for Saturday jobs located at SCLT urban farms in Providence and Pawtucket.
Meet Josselyn, SCLT’s newest Advancement Team member
Josselyn Velásquez-Florián joined SCLT in April 2021 as our new development coordinator, working on donor relations, events, database management, grants and communications.
Two grants from American Farmland Trust will benefit RI farmers
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.
Cranston farm purchase opens up land for more growers
It’s official! As of July 2, 2021, SCLT became the new owner of the Good Earth Farm, located at 1800 Scituate Avenue in Hope, RI. The 20-acre property includes a barn, three heated greenhouses, two high tunnels and a small retail operation.
Applications available for two TerraCorps positions
After a successful initial year, SCLT will again host two TerraCorps service staff “members” from this coming August to July, 2022.
The future looks good for new farmers in RI
In 2021, SCLT will be offering increasing support for local farmers, expanding access to farmland and improving our ability to distribute healthy food, particularly in local Black and Brown communities.