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City Farm

Farm Apprentices Sought for 2019 Season

SCLT is looking for five full-time apprentices for the 2019 season to work on local farms. Apprentices will acquire in-depth farm skills from farm mentors, and participate in farm tours, classes and network-building opportunities. They will also develop education plans with their host farmers and participate in SCLT’s beginning farmer training program.

Apprentices are funded for seven months each season, but this year there is also the possibility of 18-month managerial apprenticeships with livestock farms that will run from April 2019 through September 2020.

Read more about SCLT’s Farm Apprenticeship Program here, or contact Sebastian at 401-273-9419, ext. 105, or email him at sebastian@southsideclt.org

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

It’s the height of the season at City Farm, a ¾-acre oasis on the south side of Providence where tomatoes are ripening, greens are flourishing and late-summer plants are beginning to grow. As part of Southside Community Land Trust, the expanse is an urban teaching farm that also provides an income stream for the nonprofit, which helps nurture food production in the capitol city.

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New art spruces up the Farm

People come to City Farm to learn about regenerative growing practices that restore balance to the natural landscape. Others go there simply to work with their hands to do good. For years, volunteers and interns have been inspired by their experiences to give back in creative ways.
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High school students invited to apply for summer jobs at SCLT

SCLT has been working in South Providence since 1981 to provide people access to land, education and other resources to enable them to grow their own food. We are actively expanding our work in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. As a youth staff member, you will help create community food systems where food is affordable, healthy, environmentally sustainable and culturally appealing.

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SCLT provides fertile ground for local students and researchers

On a cold April day, Matt Lovecchio tends to seedlings in the warmth of City Farm’s greenhouse. He first came to SCLT in 2016 as a Providence College intern and has continued as a volunteer here ever since.

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Seeking Farm Apprentices for 2018 season

Interested in learning about bio-intensive farming directly from a knowledgeable, local, small-scale farmer?

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We’re hiring! Help spread the word

SCLT is looking for an experienced professional to become our Director of Farmland Access and Education.

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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 from local farmers, purveyors and brewers. 

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The Manton Avenue Project Teaches Kids to Tell Their Own Stories

It’s a bitterly cold day in March, all bite and bluster, but Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket is warm. And it smells like cake.

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How the Plant Sale has nurtured RI’s urban agriculture movement

“A few years ago nobody knew about urban agriculture,” says Roberta Groch, an SCLT board member who is also an urban planner for the state. “But, slowly we started incorporating it into the zoning in Providence and in other communities. And now it’s up at the State House, it’s in the Comprehensive Plan and in state regulations.

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