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Farmland Access

NRICD’s online sale of trees and shrubs is underway until April 24

The Northern RI Conservation District’s Annual Seedling Sale is running now through April 24. Purchases help to support conservation programs throughout Providence County.

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Giving Tuesday match supports major farm expansion project

This year, a generous donor is funding a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of The Good Earth Farm in western Cranston.

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Partnership expands possibilities for farmers in Western Cranston

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.

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Pandemic focuses public’s attention on diet-related health disparities

SCLT staff adapt programs to expand food access, ensure farmer safety in wake of COVID-19

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Land Access group continues to break new ground

Since SCLT’s founding nearly 40 years ago, staff have focused on providing access to land for people who want to grow food. This started with community gardens in Providence, but now includes large urban and rural farms in multiple Rhode Island communities.

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Urban Edge Farm plays growing role in state’s food economy

Driving down Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston, number 35 stands out. There’s a large sign for Urban Edge Farm next to the driveway. Turn in and you will see beautiful herbs, luscious vegetable fields, and an old barn.

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Farmland available at Urban Edge Farm

SCLT is opening up more acreage for small-scale farmers this year at Urban Edge Farm (UEF).

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Supporting the farmers who feed us

Two years ago, SCLT received one of the largest grants in its history: nearly $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, to be spent over three years. The funds would provide training and other support for beginning farmers and help increase the acreage for food production in Rhode Island. SCLT would share funding with several local partners to achieve these objectives.

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Open house for Seekonk farmland to lease

Farmers looking for land to lease are invited to an open house this Sunday, April 15, from 1-3 pm. The 2.5-acre property is located at 540 Prospect Street in Seekonk.

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SCLT helps Sweet Pea Farm find a home in Charlestown, RI

For years Kathan Teepe had been looking for farmland where she could raise vegetables to sell through her own CSA, and where she could cultivate flowers for extra income.

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