Galego Community Farm is a 1.5 acre urban farm managed by Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) on behalf of the Pawtucket Housing Authority. It hosts two market growers who grow healthy (chemical-free) crops that are sold to community members in Providence and Pawtucket by way of local farmers markets, CSA's and food-delivery systems. Within the farm there is a community garden that has 70 plots where residents can come and grow food for themselves and their families (last year we had 12 community gardeners!) and in the summer we offer learning and employment programs for local high schoolers.
As it currently stands, Galego Community Farm is a space that is still developing to properly meet the needs of it's current community gardeners, market growers, and those who will start cultivating their own parcels of land in the future. The main obstacles that we are currently facing are the presence of invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed and Mugwort (that became established during the time period where the property wasn't occupied) and the removal of debris and unused structures. Along with the previously listed tasks we are always looking to invite and host volunteers who are interested in participating in more farm-related activities such as prepping new beds, maintaining raised beds, and building terraces.
If you're interested in learning more about the work that SCLT and what events we have coming up then please visit http://www.southsideclt.org/. If you're interested in volunteering at the Galego Community Farm or in some other capacity with SCLT please fill out this form https://goo.gl/forms/k0FFyIGOOWxuovq43
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