Southside Community Land Trust


We provide access to land, education and other resources necessary for people in the Greater Providence area to grow food in environmentally sustainable ways as a means to creating a food system where locally produced, affordable and nutritious food is available to all.


Our purpose is increasing sustainable urban food production in five ways by:

1. Teaching people how to grow food;

2. Locating, securing in trust, and managing land;

3. Increasing access to resources, skills, and markets;

4. Creating spaces where community members share tools, skills and inspiration; and

5. Modeling replicable and financially viable programs and practices.


Access to Land

We believe that social justice, economic security, and community political participation are strengthened when community members have access to land held in trust for the purpose of growing food.

Sustainable small-scale agriculture

We believe that bountiful amounts of affordable, healthy food can and should be grown in and around the city using simple, appropriate technology and renewable resources. We value sustainable growing practices as essential to our responsible participation in the restoration and preservation of our ecosystem


We value learning through growing food, a process rooted in observation, reflection, and action, that deepens our understanding of the world around us and strengthens our capacity for problem solving.


We value operating and self-governance structures and processes that are guided by transparency, honesty, diversity, mutual respect, openness, on-going evaluation, celebration, and a commitment to stakeholder participation.


We believe that when people work together to grow food and re-connect with the land, communities and families grow strong, hopeful, confident and healthy.


We value local knowledge and experience, and community dialogue. We believe that through collaboration we will overcome barriers to sharing power and resources with community members and partner organizations to nurture healthy, powerful communities.

Contact Southside Community Land Trust

Contact Southside Community Land Trust

109 Somerset Street
Providence, Rhode Island  02907-1031
Phone: (401) 273-9419
Fax: (401) 273-5712


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Providence County, Rhode Island