For the 2012-2013 school year, URI has been promoting a yearlong series called The Urbanscape. This month, the series focuses on the Urban Life, highlighting how agriculture, wildlife and plant life are integral components of the urban fabric. As an organization whose mission is to support urban agriculture, SCLT is partnering with URI to bring various events that share with the community how agriculture shapes our urban environment here in Providence.
First up–the “Urban Wildlife and Urban Gardening: Past, Present and Future” presentation on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7pm in the Paff Auditorium of URI Feinstein Providence Campus. Sarah Zurier, a historian at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and avid SCLT volunteer, will share the history of urban food growing movements in Providence up to the creation of SCLT. Margaret DeVos, SCLT’s Executive Director, will address the current opportunities in urban agriculture and look ahead to the new SCLT-City of Providence initiative, “Lots of Hope”. Click here for more information.
Next, the Gallery Night Reception and Presentation of the “Our Urban Wildlife” Exhibit on Thursday, April 18th, from 5-9 pm at the URI Providence Campus Gallery. This mixed media exhibit will feature the works of a number of community artists and partners, including SCLT, that explores the past, present and future of urban gardening in Providence. Click here for more information.
Finally, “The 21st Century City: Integrating Diversity, Culture and Infrastructure” panel discussion on Monday, April 22nd, at 7 pm in URI’s Paff Auditorium. Learn how architects, planners, artists, educators and health and housing advocates are working together to weave interrelated needs into a seamless urban experience full of surprise and possibilities. This discussion will be moderated by Marc Levitt, Host and co-Executive Producer of Action Speaks. Click here for more information.
We hope you can join us at these events!