Join Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) to walk, talk and learn about their recent acquisition, Good Earth Farm, at the corner of Pippin Orchard Road and Scituate Avenue in western Cranston.
This beautiful, certified organic farm is on the site of the historic Knight Dairy. It was purchased this past summer by SCLT from John and Joyce Holscher, who ran the Good Earth Organic Farm and Garden Center there for the past 20 years. The Farm covers 20 acres, 9 of which are cultivated by landless, experienced and relatively new farmers who lease their plots from SCLT. (Because of the state’s extraordinarily high price for farmland, most farmers who do not inherit land are unable to buy their own, which is why SCLT created its Farmland Access Program.)
What makes the Good Earth Farm truly special is the vibrant, multi-generational and multi-ethnic mix of farmers who grow crops on the land. You can purchase some of their broad assortment of produce at the weekly farm stand on-site, held from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. (The tour is held once, however, on Sept. 25.)
This event is FREE and suitable for all ages. Leashed dogs welcome. Restrooms available.
Meeting Place: Good Earth Farm is located at 1800 Scituate Ave., in Hope RI. Look for greenhouses, and the entrance to the parking area is through the red farm gate on Pippin Orchard Road.
Learn more about Southside Community Land Trust HERE.