Gallery: City Farm: South Providence’s Urban Agriculture Transformation

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Agriculture was once one of the founding industries of the United States. Now with increased attention on food systems and many people finding themselves in city-settings, urban farms are sprouting up around the country. In Providence, Rhode Island, the Southside Community Land Trust has helped make this possible for many urbanites. They help transform vacant, polluted lots into productive food gardens and offer educational programs to community members. Their three-quarter acre commercial City Farm is an important part of the Land Trust, selling produce at the local farmers markets and offering a 10-week summer enrichment program for students.

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  1. Green Joy October 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    What an uplifting post! This urban farm is a perfect example of how we can adapt to the rising cost of food and utilities. There are varying green techniques and technology which are used in this project.

    The bit about the recycled bath tubs and toilets definitely made me smile. I sincerely hope that many communities start project such as this one. It’s a perfect way to bring together people in a fun and environmentally sustainable way.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (GreenJoyment)

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