Archive for February, 2013

February 25, 2013

Calling all food growers and people who want to share their knowledge with fellow community members!

SCLT is currently seeking to hire an Education Coordinator! The Education Coordinator will be responsible for planning and coordinating all education activities, with an emphasis on developing programs that share SCLT’s best practice for building healthy soils and growing healthy foods in Providence. Click here for a complete description of this exciting new position and application instructions.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resumes to Leo Pollock, SCLT’s Director of Programs, at by Monday, March 18th, 2013.

February 14, 2013

NOFA/RI Advanced Growers Workshop Rescheduled

Now that Nemo is behind us, let’s get back on track and prepare for Spring. The NOFA/RI Advanced Growers Workshop on Fertility Management in the Bio-Extensive Market Garden has been rescheduled to February 17, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island, East Farm, Bldg. 75 (click here for a map).

David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm will discuss the soil building and cropping cycle over a two-year period and share his five-part fertility program, which includes (1) cover cropping, (2) compost application, (3) soil testing and a customized mineral-based fertilizer blend, (4) pre-plant fertilization and (5) foliar crop feeding. David will also teach weed management techniques and how to use draft horses in the field.

There is sliding scale workshop fee of $10-20. Please pre-register by emailing or calling (401) 523-2653.

February 12, 2013

Join SCLT and Whole Foods Market for a Film Screening of The Greenhorns

As part of the Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel Film Festival, SCLT is partnering with Whole Foods Market to screen this month’s film–The GreenhornsProduced by Severine von Tscharner Fleming, a Rhode Island Native, the film features stories of young farmers across the country. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with our very own, Providence-based urban farmers and the opportunity to hear important announcements regarding the work of the Urban Agriculture Task Force.

Please join us at AS220 (115 Empire St.). on Friday, Feb. 22nd, at 6 p.m.!

Greenhorns movie flyer

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