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urban agriculture

City Farm: How an urban farm’s compost reflects its commitment to community

It’s the height of the season at City Farm, a ¾-acre oasis on the south side of Providence where tomatoes are ripening, greens are flourishing and late-summer plants are beginning to grow. As part of Southside Community Land Trust, the expanse is an urban teaching farm that also provides an income stream for the nonprofit, which helps nurture food production in the capitol city.

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Women in Action: As head of Southside Community Land Trust, Margaret DeVos leads a growing revolution

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — I recently went on a walking tour of a sliver of South Providence known as Trinity Square. We went past Amos House and the Salvation Army. Past family homes and a block full of abandoned ones in the Barbara Jordan II development complex.

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SCLT & the CDL offering youth fun, outdoor jobs this summer

Are you between 14-17 and live in Central Falls or Pawtucket? Are you looking for a fun, outdoor job this summer?

If so, SCLT and the Center for Dynamic Learning are collaborating to offer part-time positions in the following program tracks: Design & Visual Problem Solving; Landscape & Construction; and Youth Agriculture.

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Supporting the farmers who feed us

Two years ago, SCLT received one of the largest grants in its history: nearly $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, to be spent over three years. The funds would provide training and other support for beginning farmers and help increase the acreage for food production in Rhode Island. SCLT would share funding with several local partners to achieve these objectives.

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High school students invited to apply for summer jobs at SCLT

SCLT has been working in South Providence since 1981 to provide people access to land, education and other resources to enable them to grow their own food. We are actively expanding our work in Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. As a youth staff member, you will help create community food systems where food is affordable, healthy, environmentally sustainable and culturally appealing.

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SCLT seeks new Director of Operations

SCLT is looking for an experienced professional to steward all of our properties including production farms, leased farms, community gardens and buildings.

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Meet our new Director of Farmland Access and Education

Just in time for our busiest season, Sebastian Interlandi joined SCLT as our Director of Farmland Access and Education on March 5.

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Urban Agriculture Kick-off set for April 14

This start-of-the-growing-season event features experts who can answer questions about organic growing and advise you how to maximize your yield from small urban plots, backyard gardens and containers. 

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We’re hiring! Help spread the word

SCLT is looking for an experienced professional to become our Director of Farmland Access and Education.

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A farm is born, and a neighborhood begins to heal

Five high school students knelt over a bucket of garlic seed behind the Salvation Army on Broad Street in Providence. They gathered on a corner lot bordered by littered sidewalks and abandoned houses, getting ready to plant cloves whose bright green shoots will emerge early next spring.

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