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healthy food access

Local artist combines stories and recipes in Things We Share

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. But the idea began to take shape after working with food insecure youth and refugee communities in Providence, which gave the project a purpose: to address food access and to celebrate cultural traditions around food and medicine.

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Growing food helps SCLT’s new garden associate hold onto her roots

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. 

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DownCity Design project brings youth and seniors together to garden

This summer, SCLT was selected as the design/build client for DownCity Design’s Summer Design Studios.

Raffini, SCLT’s youth programs director, responded to the call for a raised garden bed “that would bring joy to seniors” at the St. Martin de Porres Senior Center in Providence.

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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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