gardening

SCLT Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

(5.21) Rain or shine. Head over to City Farm this Saturday and Sunday for Southside Community Land Trust‘s 31st annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale. How rare and unusual? Well last year they had stinging nettle for sale and I’ve never seen that anywhere ever. Organizers want to help you up your gardening game: “You’ve […]

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Homegrown — Ready When You Are

Homegrown owner Russell Stafford was busy organizing the sales yard today when I dropped in to survey the rare and unusual plants on offer this spring. Russell propagates many hard-to-find plants, mostly from seed, mostly native, many shade-lovers. Here are some of his favorites this year: Aquilegia canadensis ‘Corbett’ a columbine with yellow flowers, grown

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Free Seeds At Prov Public Library

I love that they call this a seed “catalog.” The Louise and Larry Moulton seed catalog at the Providence Public Library is stocked with unopened packets of seeds — vegetables, herbs, and flowers — courtesy of the URI Master Garden seed program and a Vermont concern, High Mowing Organic Seeds. This is just one of

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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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