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AARP Rhode Island awards $44K in community challenge grants

PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island announced June 29 that it has awarded $44,852 to four local organizations in Community Challenge grants to help the...

Southside Community Land Trust’s new food hub officially opens

PROVIDENCE – The ribbon was officially cut June 24 on the Southside Community Land Trust’s new healthy food hub located in a 12,000-square-foot renovated...
THE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY Land Trust's new food hub at 404 Broad St. in Providence, slated to open this summer, will house businesses to address food inequality in the community. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Community support helps Land Trust’s new food hub grow

PROVIDENCE – When the Southside Community Land Trust over the last several years needed to have harvested crops cleaned to be prepared as healthy...

Southside Community Land Trust to open new food hub

PROVIDENCE – The Southside Community Land Trust this summer will open its new $5.8 million healthy food hub in the city’s Trinity Square neighborhood. The...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Bank of America donates masks, hand sanitizer to R.I. nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. recently announced plans to donate 50,000 face masks and 120 cases of hand sanitizer to Rhode Island nonprofits. The...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has awarded $130,008 in federally funded farm viability grants. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM awards $130K to boost specialty crops

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced $130,008 in farm viability grants to four organizations on Monday.  The funds come from the US....

Colonial-era house leased by Preserve Rhode Island for tenant farm

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Philip Walker House at 432 Massasoit Ave. has been leased by Preserve Rhode Island to a pair of tenant farmers...
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...

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