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Christina Dedora

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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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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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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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