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.
New CSA aims to support immigrants’ cultural traditions
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.
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.