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News

Farewell to Jerome Charleus

SCLT lost a knowledgeable gardener, partner in our food growing community and wonderful friend of the organization when Jerome Charleus passed away on Dec. 7. He will be missed by many.

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Campaign positions SCLT as an ‘important community resource’

In the past year, SCLT laid the groundwork for a capital campaign–the GROW! Campaign–to renovate a building at 404 Broad Street in Providence’s Upper South Side. It will house our offices, a produce processing facility, a Youth Entrepreneurship Center and three leasable spaces for food businesses.

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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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Farm Apprentices Sought for 2019 Season

SCLT is looking for five full-time apprentices for the 2019 season to work on local farms. Apprentices will acquire in-depth farm skills from farm mentors, and participate in farm tours, classes and network-building opportunities.

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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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We’re hiring!

SCLT is looking for a full-time support professional who can work comfortably in two realms: Youth Education and Garden Facilities Management.

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DEM promotes growth of local farm economy with latest grant awards

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management announced today the award of $276,614 in farm viability grants to seven Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture;

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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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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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