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Join our staff as a TerraCorps Member

This spring, SCLT was chosen to host two stipended service staff, known as Members, by the Massachusetts-based land conservation organization TerraCorps. TerraCorps was formed in 2008 based on the national AmeriCorps model. Members’ purpose is to help build the long-term capacity of each service site.

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Hiring is open for youth summer jobs!

SCLT is  offering 6-week jobs for youth in Providence and Pawtucket this summer that will focus on farming, cooking, teaching and community organizing.

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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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URI will offer scholarships in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems beginning in 2020

In a partnership with the University of Rhode Island, the US Department of Agriculture is funding a new scholarship program for youth from populations underrepresented in the sciences who want to pursue Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems studies at the college level.
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Growth opportunity: Urban Edge provides valuable resource for small farmers

In the past, Christina Dedora has held jobs in the corporate world and public sector. Now, she can be found working in fields and greenhouses in Western Cranston – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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SCLT profiled in “The Plant-based City”

This article recently appeared in the July issue of Providence Monthly. Photo of Deanna Lockard, Rob Yaffe, and Jon Dille of The Grange taken at Somerset Community Garden by Wolf Matthewson.

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Lessons in urban agriculture at City Farm

(This article was written by Andrea Feldman and appeared in JWU’s Culinary Now blog)

A group of 15 students from Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus, Regis College (Weston, Mass.) and Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina) recently toured the Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm as part of their research into food security and food access.

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Farewell to Jerome Charleus

SCLT lost a knowledgeable gardener, partner in our food growing community and wonderful friend of the organization when Jerome Charleus passed away on Dec. 7. He will be missed by many.

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Campaign positions SCLT as an ‘important community resource’

In the past year, SCLT laid the groundwork for a capital campaign–the GROW! Campaign–to renovate a building at 404 Broad Street in Providence’s Upper South Side. It will house our offices, a produce processing facility, a Youth Entrepreneurship Center and three leasable spaces for food businesses.

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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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