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SCLT granted $100K from UNFI Foundation to address food inequity

By  Providence Business News
PROVIDENCE – The Southside Community Land Trust’s quest to get more food out to the community received a significant financial boost, courtesy of United Natural Foods Inc.
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A South Providence hub supports healthy food for all

Southside Community Land Trust’s 404 Broad Street brings fresh produce and more to the neighborhood
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‘Social returns’ inspire unusual 404 Broad investment

The Conservation Law Foundation’s Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund offers a new model for social investment
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Saturday youth jobs now offered in Providence & Pawtucket

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.

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Two grants from American Farmland Trust will benefit RI farmers

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.

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Applications available for two TerraCorps positions

After a successful initial year, SCLT will again host two TerraCorps service staff “members” from this coming August to July, 2022.

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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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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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We’re collecting soil samples for testing – send us yours

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.

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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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