Exhibit Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust
in Honor of its 30th Anniversary
Who: Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT)
What: Official Opening of Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture
When: Friday, February 25th, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: The American Institute of Architects Gallery at 158 Washington St. in downtown Providence (located at the corner of Washington and Snow)
Why: Inspire urban design that promotes community food security
Southside Community Land Trust invites the public to attend the official opening of Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture, a traveling exhibit showcasing innovative architectural and horticultural projects that enable the production of food in urban areas across the U.S. and Canada, at 5:00 p.m. this Friday. The event is free and is the first in a lineup of events planned for 2011 to celebrate Southside Community Land Trust’s 30th year of helping people grow food in Providence.
Last shown at Parsons/The New School for Design, the Providence installation of Carrot City will incorporate local projects, such as the fruit and nut orchard planted in Providence’s Locust Grove Cemetery and various urban agriculture installations planned by the New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket/Central Falls. At 6:00 p.m., two of the exhibit’s curators—faculty members in Architectural Science and Food Security at Ryerson University in Toronto—will give a talk on strategies for city planning, building design, and landscaping that can nourish local food systems.
In addition to the opening ceremony, the exhibit will run through March 10th and be open for viewing at the following times:
- Tuesday, Mar. 1 11:00-2:00
- Thursday, Mar. 3 11:00-2:00
- Saturday, Mar. 5 10:00-1:00
- Tuesday, Mar. 8 11:00-2:00
- Thursday, Mar. 10 11:00-1:00
Find out more about Carrot City on their website.
Southside Community Land Trust is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all. For more information, please visit www.southsideclt.org.