On Monday evening Grow Smart RI celebrated individuals, projects and plans that promote the sustainable improvement and development of the state. Grow Smart RI recognized SCLT and its Providence Community Garden Network (PCGN) as one of five outstanding growth projects that have both created economic benefits and improved communities and neighborhoods.
The PCGN was honored for its work with transforming six acres of vacant lots throughout Providence into a network of 43 gardens where more than 300 individuals and families grow food to feed their households. In addition to helping improve food security in Providence, the network gardens have contributed to revitalizing many neighborhoods by turning vacant lots into lush oases of productive green space that promote community health.
Many thanks to Grow Smart RI for this prestigious award. We’re excited to continue transforming barren spaces into vibrant community gardens and provide community members with the means to grow, eat and sell fresh, healthy food.