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Southside Community Land Trust is regularly featured by local and national news sources, including newspaper, TV, and radio. Click on the links below to view articles, videos, and listen to radio stories.

RI Land Trust Days. By On the Outs Productions, August 2013. 

"City Farm and ecoRI News Partner to Save Food Scraps from Landfill." By Kevin Proft, ecoRI, June 2013. 

"City is collaborating to grow urban agriculture." By Rhonda Miller, Providence Business News, February 2013.

"Providence Sees Lots of Potential for Vacant Lots." By Frank Carini, ecoRI, January 2013.

"Lots of Hope for Urban Farming." By Alisha A. Pina, Providence Journal, January 2013. 

"Providence's Urban Farm Initiative Lands $100K." Providence Business News, January 2013. 

"Future Farmers Get Kick Out of City Farm." By Kevin Proft, EcoRI, August 2012. 

"Better World By Design tour at City Farm." video by The Providence Journal, October 2011.

"Habitat for Humanity...and Vegetables." By Dave Fisher, EcoRI, September 2011.

"City Farm Spreads the Urban Farming Gospel." By Frank Carini, EcoRI, July 2011.

"Still Growing: A South Side Institution Celebrates 30 Fruitful Years." By Stephanie Obodda, Providence Monthly, May 2011.

"New England Urbanists Look for the Silver Lining in the 'New Austerity'." By Philip Langdon, New Urban News, April 26, 2011.

"Putting Down Roots at Southside Community Land Trust: Celebrating 30 Years of Growing Food and Community." By Christine Chitnis, Edible Rhody, Spring 2011.

"A Renewed Interest in Preserving Summer's Bounty." By Jenna Pelletier, The Providence Journal, September 8, 2010.

This article highlights the workshop on pickling and canning presented this fall by David Liddle, an SCLT board member, as part of the Plant Providence series. It also includes quotes from Erika Rumbley, our community gardens network coordinator, about her own experience putting up food.

"The Fight to Raise Chickens in Providence." By Flo Jonic, WRNI (Rhode Island's NPR), September 2, 2010. 

WRNI's Flo Jonic explores area residents' feelings about urban chicken-keeping. SCLT's director of education Leo Pollock is interviewed.

"Growing Food Helps Build Resilient Communities." By Sarah Payne, Rhode Island Environmental News, August 30, 2010.

This article, written in the context of the 2010 Open Garden Day and Harvest Potluck, focuses on SCLT's community-building efforts and includes quotes from Ploua, a gardener at Potters Avenue Park, as well as Mel Carter, a member of SCLT's board of directors.  

"Urban Gardeners Sow Seeds of Sustenance." By Karen Lee Ziner, The Providence Journal, July 13, 2010.

Ziner profiles The Fertile Underground Communal Garden, one of the twelve community gardens SCLT manages, as well as Front Step Farm's Than Wood, who was an apprentice at SCLT's City Farm.

"Southside Community Land Trust Named Chamption in Action in the Environmental Impact Category." Citizens Bank, July 8, 2010.

"Neighborhood Gardens Cultivate a Community." By Tom Meade, The Providence Journal, September 13, 2009.

A profile of the Providence Community Gardens Network, spearheaded by Southside Community Land Trust. This article features profiles of two gardens in our Network, Davis Park Community Garden on Smith Hill, and Manton Avenue Community Garden in Olneyville.

Thank you, Rhode Island Monthly, for choosing SCLT as Rhode Island's Best Way to Grow a Green Thumb!