SCLT is a Providence-based, non-profit organization that promotes urban agriculture and educational food-growing programs. Since 1981, Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) has been a forceful change agent for community food security, providing land, education, tools, and support for people to grow food for themselves in greater Providence, Rhode Island.
SCLT manages thirteen community gardens serving over 750 families that come from a background of diverse cultures and ethnicities including Hmong, Laotian, Cambodian, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Nigerian, Liberian and African. SCLT also manages: City Farm, a certified organic farm in Providence; Urban Edge Farm in Western Cranston; and a Children's Garden.
The mission of the Southside Community Land Trust is to provide resources that will assist communities to become more self-sufficient and improve their quality of life by: Promoting and implementing community gardening; Providing access to locally grown farm produce; Facilitating environmental education; and Helping catalyze solutions for other community needs.
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I have had the good fortune of watching local youth go through the childrens garden program at Southside Community Land Trust and it is a tranformative experience. Support them at the local farmers market!