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WORKING TOGETHER: Margaret DeVos, right, executive director of the Southside Community Land Trust, speaks with local farmers at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, the site of a recent infrastructure investment project by the land trust. From left: Christina Dedora, of Blue Sky Farm; Sharron D’Amore, of The Garlic Mistress; Craig Demi, SCLT director of operations; and Nayeema Eusuf, of Geek Gardens. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Southside Community Land Trust creates farmland to feed urban neighborhoods

THOUSANDS OF LOW-INCOME Rhode Islanders in urban areas are getting sustenance from the unlikeliest of places: community gardens, plots of land converted into long-term...

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...

URI to offer scholarships in sustainable agriculture to youths from ‘food...

PROVIDENCE – The University of Rhode Island, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will offer five scholarships next year for youths from...
BANK OF AMERICA awarded two Rhode Island nonprofits with its Neighborhood Builders program, granting each organization $200,000 in addition to training and competitive resources. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

2 R.I. nonprofits awarded with BofA Neighborhood Builders grants

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island organizations, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Southside Community Land Trust, have been named 2019 Bank of America Corp....
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST has received a $600,000 federal grant to train new farmers.

Southside Community Land Trust gets $600K from feds to help new...

CRANSTON – The Southside Community Land Trust has launched a $600,000 federally funded initiative to help beginning farmers access resources, tools and training, Sen....
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management and four other local entities have received a combined $275,557 to support local specialty crops. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

R.I. gets $276K in specialty crop support from USDA grants

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island groups and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management were awarded a combined $275,557 to increase specialty crop production and...
ATTENDEES MINGLE during a previous Project Weber/RENEW Celebrating CommUNITY event held at The Arcade in Providence. This year's event will take place Oct. 25 at Rooms & Works in Providence. / COURTESY PROJECT WEBER/RENEW

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 2, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced it and six other organizations in Rhode Island received a combined $276,614 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. receives $276K from federal specialty crop grant program

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture were awarded $187,667 in farm viability grants, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...
TO CELEBRATE Whole Foods Market’s support for partner organizations in the Northeast, Southside Community Land Trust was invited to the North Atlantic 5% Community Giving Lunch Celebration at the company’s headquarters in Marlborough, Mass., on Feb. 14. Louis Raymond, SCLT board president, represented the organization. / COURTESY SCLT

Southside Community Land Trust receives $26K in Whole Foods grants

PROVIDENCE – Grants totaling more than $26,000 have been awarded to the Southside Community Land Trust by the Whole Foods Market Whole Cities Foundation,...
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 29, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
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