Matt’s previous farming experiences prepared him well for his role at SCLT, which he joined in early 2021.

In the early 2000s, before robust support networks for urban farmers existed, Matt co-founded Red Planet Farm, one of the earliest independent urban market farms in the Providence area. He and his partner developed multiple city plots and rural fields into year-round market gardens, selling organic produce, eventually through Little City Co-op, which they founded with City Farm.

While no longer farming full-time, Matt continues to work with NRICD and RI DEM to help secure land access for local farmers. Learn more about Matt’s role at SCLT here.

Matt is also a visual artist whose work can be seen at