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We’re adding on to our fall Youth Program this year! Young people between 14-24 are invited to apply for Saturday jobs located at SCLT urban farms in Providence and Pawtucket.
This spring, the American Farmland Trust awarded SCLT a $5,000 grant toward the purchase of The Good Earth Farm in Cranston and awarded a $5,000 grant to farmers Teo and Margarita Martinez, whose business is located at Urban Edge Farm.
After a successful initial year, SCLT will again host two TerraCorps service staff “members” from this coming August to July, 2022.
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.
The lab SCLT sends soil samples to has reopened, so staff are able to collect samples again. The first batch will be sent May 8.
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.