Providence Sees Lots of Potential for Vacant Lots

PROVIDENCE — The new program’s name, “Lots of Hope,” is terrific, but its mission is much more impressive. The city, in partnership with the Southside Community Land Trust and The Rhode Island Foundation, is embarking on a new initiative to convert city-owned vacant lots into productive urban farms.

Read Story

Providence Eyesores Turned Into Community Treasures

PROVIDENCE — Diana Jackson often walked by this neglected patch of city property and winced. Last year, she decided it was up to her — which also meant her 75-year-old husband, Don — to do something.

Read Story

Stories That Matter, in Your Inbox

Green Space Part of Saving Mill Towns

PROVIDENCE — If you were mayor what would you change? John Fetterman got that chance in a community so run down that it had lost 90 percent of its population.

Read Story

Your support keeps our reporters on the environmental beat.

Reader support is at the core of our nonprofit news model. Together, we can keep the environment in the headlines.


We use cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalized content. View Cookie Settings