This year, a generous donor is funding a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of The Good Earth Farm in western Cranston.
Jazzmen Lee-Johnson had been interested in food growing, food as self-care and cooking long before she created the graphic novel cookbook, Things We Share.
Like many refugees who arrive in Providence, Bishnu Poudel was eager to obtain a plot in one of SCLT’s community gardens. Soon, she began growing the vegetables she and her family were used to eating in Nepal, and before that, Bhutan, as well as socializing and networking with refugees from three continents.
This summer, SCLT was selected as the design/build client for DownCity Design’s Summer Design Studios.
“One of my earliest memories is digging up potatoes with my grandmother,” recalls Chandelle Wilson, who became SCLT’s education programs manager in June.
Starting last year, SCLT staff began nurturing a business relationship with the owners of The Good Earth Organic Farm and Gardening Center, in rural Western Cranston.
SCLT staff adapt programs to expand food access, ensure farmer safety in wake of COVID-19