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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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High school Youth Staff grow, cook and build skills in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls

Two weeks into SCLT’s summer youth program, nearly three dozen high school youth are busy learning how to tend, harvest and cook with fresh produce, as well as provide their neighbors with information about nutrition and climate change.

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SCLT profiled in “The Plant-based City”

This article recently appeared in the July issue of Providence Monthly. Photo of Deanna Lockard, Rob Yaffe, and Jon Dille of The Grange taken at Somerset Community Garden by Wolf Matthewson.

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Lessons in urban agriculture at City Farm

(This article was written by Andrea Feldman and appeared in JWU’s Culinary Now blog)

A group of 15 students from Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus, Regis College (Weston, Mass.) and Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina) recently toured the Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm as part of their research into food security and food access.

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Volunteers add trees, plants and whimsical art to Trinity Square

More than 60 volunteers came together on May 4 to create the largest painted street in Rhode Island, as well as to add more greenery to Upper South Providence. The event was Trinity Square Together’s Care for the Square.

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Step back and learn the shared history of our land

The Young Farmer Network, an informal group of farmers in Southeastern New England, works to bridge knowledge gaps and battle the isolation and burn-out of farm work with workshops, social gatherings and farm tours. On March 16, YFN hosted “Stories of the Land” an oral history presentation and workshop at the Southside Cultural Center to help educate farmers and community members about the history of their land.

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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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Seeking youth for summer jobs in Pawtucket & Central Falls

SCLT, Harvest Kitchen and Groundwork RI are accepting applications for our joint Summer Youth Employment Program in Pawtucket and Central Falls.
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City Farm gets its first all-female crew  

On the heels of ordering a dazzling variety of seeds for the 2019 season (20,000 alone for the Rare & Unusual Plant Sale), the next order of business for City Farm’s Steward, Rich Pederson is hiring the crew to carry out the work.

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Looking for a part-time summer job in Providence?

SCLT is accepting applications for our Summer Youth Employment Program in Providence. Deadline is May 3.

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