Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Urban Edge Farm and Farm Business Incubator Program

The Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) offers a Farm Business Incubator program to assist local urban communities improve their quality of life. The site for the incubator program is a fifty acre former dairy farm located in Cranston called the Urban Edge Farm. The Farm provides urban community gardeners with the tools to start their own agricultural business. The Farm also provides a variety of educational programs and the produce harvested at the Farm is sold at urban farmers' markets. SCLT is successfully offering a community agricultural program to inner city residents and at the same time preserving open space and demonstrating environmentally sound land stewardship.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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