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healthy food access

Creative partnerships are helping to reduce hunger in RI

SCLT and other local organizations with overlapping missions have been collaborating in new and creative ways, especially since the start of the pandemic, to support our state’s one in four families that still cannot meet their basic food needs.

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‘Social returns’ inspire unusual 404 Broad investment

A creative and significant loan brokered by the Conservation Law Foundation to support SCLT’s GROW! Campaign [for $2.158 M] was profiled in CLF’s newsletter, Conservation Matters. We are reprinting it here to bring attention to it with the hope that it will lead to other, similar partnerships.

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Seeking a Sustainable Ag Coordinator

We’re hiring a Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator in partnership with TerraCorps, an AmeriCorps-affiliated environmental nonprofit that prepares emerging leaders to work in the environmental and conservation sectors.

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The future looks good for new farmers in RI

In 2021, SCLT will be offering increasing support for local farmers, expanding access to farmland and improving our ability to distribute healthy food, particularly in local Black and Brown communities.

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Seeking high school youth for summer jobs

Southside Community Land Trust is offering 6-week summer jobs in both Providence and Pawtucket from early July to mid-August.

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Work on SCLT’s new home in Trinity Square is underway

Construction started in mid-October at 404 Broad Street in Providence, with plans to move into the facility in July, 2021.

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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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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.

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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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