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SCLT Announces Exciting 2024 Workshop Series

All workshops are free | Registration is required | All materials provided to registered attendees Click the links below, or check out our Upcoming Events page for more information on each workshop.


Southside Community Land Trust is gearing up for an enriching summer and fall with the announcement of our 2024 workshop series. The series, featuring seven diverse workshops, kicks off Saturday, June 22, and runs through November 15. These free events offer a unique blend of gardening, art, and food justice education, catering to both families and adults.

The series begins with a Container Gardening Workshop on June 22, perfect for urban dwellers and those with limited space. Participants will create their own container gardens to take home, learning essential skills from SCLT’s Director of Special Projects and Master Gardener, Tarshire Battle. As summer progresses, attendees can look forward to EcoArt workshops, including Cyanoprinting at City Farm on July 25 and Landscape with Tape at Good Earth Farm on August 23.

For those interested in food preservation, an Introduction to Canning workshop is scheduled for August 14. This hands-on session will guide participants through the process of making and canning tomato sauce. The workshop will be co-hosted by Tarshire Battle and Andraly Horn, an organic farmer at Open fArms Retreat.

As autumn approaches, SCLT continues to offer creative opportunities with Mixed Media and Papermaking workshops in September and October, respectively. The series concludes with a thought-provoking Food Justice Workshop on November 15, exploring the historical context and contemporary issues surrounding food justice in Rhode Island.

These events not only offer practical skills and creative outlets but also promote environmental sustainability and community engagement. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, an aspiring artist, or someone passionate about food justice, SCLT’s 2024 workshop series promises something for everyone.

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SCLT’s farmer-run Garden Center now open

SCLT’s The Good Earth Farm & Garden Center is now open. Visitors are invited to the farmer-run Garden Center, Friday through Sunday, 10am to 2pm, at 1800 Scituate Ave in Cranston, where Blue Skys Farm, Geek Garden, Philip Farm, Serenity Farm, and Somi Farm sell hyper-local, affordable, and culturally familiar produce, garden supplies, and wellness goods.

Still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Visit the Garden Center for greenhouse-grown houseplants, from monstera to jade, plus decorative hanging baskets and cut flowers. New this year, the Garden Center features herbal teas, culinary seasonings, and other fine products from Sanctuary Herbs of Providence.

In addition to cool weather crops like bok choy, kale, and spinach, plus plant starts including strawberry and raspberry, asparagus, and a variety of herbs, the Garden Center now has organic fertilizers and compost, seed potatoes, and Coast of Main premium potting mix available. Everyone knows: healthy plants start with healthy soil!

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