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Urban Edge Farm

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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Land Access group continues to break new ground

Since SCLT’s founding nearly 40 years ago, staff have focused on providing access to land for people who want to grow food. This started with community gardens in Providence, but now includes large urban and rural farms in multiple Rhode Island communities.

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Urban Edge Farm plays growing role in state’s food economy

Driving down Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston, number 35 stands out. There’s a large sign for Urban Edge Farm next to the driveway. Turn in and you will see beautiful herbs, luscious vegetable fields, and an old barn.

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Farmland available at Urban Edge Farm

SCLT is opening up more acreage for small-scale farmers this year at Urban Edge Farm (UEF).

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AmeriCorps brings its A game to RI

AmeriCorps sent a 10-member crew to help maintain and rebuild several SCLT properties at the end of the summer. During their three and a half weeks, they may not have moved heaven, but they moved plenty of earth. And rocks. And tree stumps.

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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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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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New CSA aims to support immigrants’ cultural traditions

This year, a new CSA named Sanctuary Herbs of Providence was formed, specializing in tea blends and medicinal herbs.
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Marine veteran thrives in farm apprentice program

CRANSTON, RI—When Jamhal Latimer returned from four years of military service he wasn’t sure what was next. The adjustment period was challenging, and it was during this time of transition he turned to cleaner eating. Having never willingly eaten vegetables in his life, or known the benefit of real nutrition, Latimer’s homemade smoothies created an opening in his life’s path.

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Apprentice program grows food and community

By LEIGH VINCOLA/ecoRI News contributor

PROVIDENCE — This growing season the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will introduce a farming apprenticeship specifically designed for veterans and minorities. Funded by a grant from the USDA’s Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program, this is the first opportunity of its kind in the area.

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