Archive for August, 2010

August 30, 2010

Celebrating Summer: SCLT’s Open Garden Day and Harvest Potluck

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to enjoy sunshine, garden visits, and good food at the second annual Open Garden Day and Harvest Potluck! Over 100 people attended the event, which was put together by the Providence Community Gardens Network and Southside Community Land Trust and featured six local gardens spread out across the south side of the city.

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August 25, 2010

Food Preservation Workshop Rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1st

The food preservation workshop originally scheduled for today, Wednesday, August 25th, has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, September 1st. The time (6:00 p.m.) and location (the Southside Community Land Trust offices at 109 Somerset Street) will remain the same. We hope you can join us a week from today to learn how to can and freeze your summer harvest to enjoy all year long!

For the latest news about workshops and events related to growing food in the city, visit or call (401) 273-9419, ext. 27.

August 24, 2010

Open Garden Day Bicycle Tour

Are you a bicyclists interested in community gardens? Take a bicycle tour of six community gardens this Saturday, August 28th!

Recycle-a-Bike, a local non-profit, will be providing a guided bike tour of Open Garden Day. Interested cyclists can meet at The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave at 2:45 pm. Then stay at Potters Avenue Park and Garden for a Harvest Potluck!

August 24, 2010

FYI – Food Preservation Workshop Postponed

The August 25th “Food Preservation” Workshop has been postponed.

We are working to reschedule the workshop, and will keep you informed as we decide on a new date.

Thank you for your patience! We’ll do our best to make sure you have guidance and support as you preserve your harvest.

Please visit or call (401) 273-9419 ext. 32 for more up-to-date information.

August 19, 2010

Celebrate Summer at the Open Garden Day And Harvest Potluck

Please join the Providence Community Gardens Network and Southside Community Land Trust for the 2nd Annual Open Garden Day and Harvest Potluck!

From 3pm to 5pm, visit six community gardens in South Providence and the West End. Community Gardeners will be on hand to give tours, answer questions, and provide gardening tips.

From 5 to 7pm, come to Potters Avenue Park and Community Garden for a Celebration with food, music, and beautiful surroundings.

Contact Erika Rumbley at gardennetwork[at] for more information.

August 19, 2010

Calling All SCLT Volunteers!

Friends of SCLT – We need you next Tuesday, August 24th for our 20th Annual CITY FEST celebration at City Farm!

If you have some free time, please join us and volunteer for this fun event to celebrate the Children’s Garden Program. We need help with:

Set-up from 12pm – 2pm

Activity and Food Stations from 2pm – 5pm

Clean-up from 5pm – 7pm

Contact Chris, Childrens Garden Coordinator, at fiecoat[at], to sign up for a shift! Thank you!

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