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Meet Josselyn, SCLT’s newest Advancement Team member

Josselyn Velásquez-Florián joined SCLT in April 2021 as our new development coordinator, working on donor relations, events, database management, grants and communications.

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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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Cranston farm purchase opens up land for more growers

It’s official!

As of July 2, 2021, SCLT became the new owner of the Good Earth Farm, located at 1800 Scituate Avenue in Cranston. The 9-acre property includes a barn, three heated greenhouses, two high tunnels and a small retail operation.

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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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Seeking high school youth for summer jobs

Southside Community Land Trust is offering 6-week summer jobs in both Providence and Pawtucket from early July to mid-August.

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NRICD’s online sale of trees and shrubs is underway until April 24

The Northern RI Conservation District’s Annual Seedling Sale is running now through April 24. Purchases help to support conservation programs throughout Providence County.

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We’re hiring a full-time development coordinator

The development coordinator will work closely with SCLT’s entire Advancement Team and reports to the development director. The full-time position is responsible for providing additional staff support across all areas of development.

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VeggieRx pilot promotes wellness – and health equity

“Let food be thy medicine.”

This adage is attributed to the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of Western medicine. However, today the advice is deeply neglected, although it could solve many of the diet-related health inequities we face in our communities.

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Work on SCLT’s new home in Trinity Square is underway

Construction started in mid-October at 404 Broad Street in Providence, with plans to move into the facility in July, 2021.

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