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SCLT Plant Sale

(5.15) It’s back! The Southside Community Land Trust’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale returns in-person this weekend at City Farm, featuring live music and thousands of rare and unusual plants. Unusual and hard-to-find varieties of vegetables, herbs and fruits are offered as well as crowd-pleasing favorites to increase local biodiversity. Prices are kept low to …

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Urban Agriculture Kick Off — Four Sites

(4.13) This gorgeous pile of black gold awaits members of the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) who visit the Joslin Park Community Garden, or any one of the four participating gardens listed below. Composting creates food for your garden and keeps yard waste and dinner scraps out of the landfill. But everyone is invited to …

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Urban Agricultural Kick-Off

(4.14) The weather looks great for the Urban Agricultural Kick-Off, the Southside Community Land Trust’s free, annual spring celebration. It will take place at four sites in Providence: the West End, Southside, Olneyville and East Side. You can pick up free non-GMO, organic and heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, plus low-cost, locally made organic fertilizer. …

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SCLT Rare Plant Sale All Weekend

(5.21) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will be holding its 25th annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale at City Farm this Saturday and Sunday. The Plant Sale features hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts — 20,000 in all. This includes 65 varieties of non-GMO, organic and …

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Urban Farming Events — Four City Locations

(4.8) The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will be hosting four neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick Off events across the city at four sites in Providence’s West End, South Side, Olneyville, and East Side neighborhoods. Each site will have an agriculture expert on hand to answer questions about chemical-free gardening and how to get the most …

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Compost Scrap Collection Program From EcoRI

Here’s a great program from ecoRI aimed at city-dwellers who have no room for composting but hate throwing perfectly good scraps in the trash. You pick the schedule, they give you a bucket, they pick up the scraps. Customers receive a portion of this nutrient-rich soil — known as black gold in gardening circles — …

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SCLT Hub Day — Four Locations

(4.6) Southside Community Land Trust will kick off the growing season with its Neighborhood Hub Day on Saturday, April 6th. The Hub Day is the event to sign up for SCLT membership and participate in the Providence Community Growers Network. Attendees will be able to pick up compost and seeds, meet fellow neighbors who grow …

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SCLT Spring Kickoff

(3.2) The Southside Community Land Trust invites the public to its 4th Annual Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff on Saturday. This will be a food-growing event that gets community members geared up for the coming growing season. It will be hosted at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center where attendees can celebrate urban agriculture with fellow …

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SCLT Hub Day

(4.14) Hub Day takes place at three locations around town so pay attention. On Saturday, April 14th (rain date April 21st) Southside Community Land Trust’s Providence Community Growers Network (PCGN) will kick off the growing-season with its Neighborhood Hub Day. The PCGN will be distributing organic compost for members of the Growers Network. Residents can …

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SCLT 21st Annual City Fest Tuesday

This is the 21st year for the Southside Community Land Trust Children’s Garden program. Every week summer youth programs and schools bring in groups of 15-30 students to be immersed in an enriching garden curriculum. These groups are given a special plot of land at City Farm and are taught lessons by the Children’s Garden …

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Saturday: Lead-Safe Gardening Workshop

From Amelia Rose of the Environmental Justice League: Want Your Own Home Garden? Home gardens provide healthy food for your family and can save you money.  But here in Providence, if you want to grow food in your backyard, it’s important to make sure your soil is safe from lead paint contamination, which can be …

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