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Join SCLT In a Family-Friendly 30th Birthday Celebration

Southside Community Land Trust turns 30 this year and is planning to celebrate with families from all over Southern New England at their “30th Anniversary Birthday Party and Family Picnic” on July 17, 2011. The event will take place at Urban Edge Farm, SCLT’s 35-acre farm in Western Cranston, and feature birthday cake, beverages, games, and a music concert by Grammy award-winning musician Bill Harley. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to the event.

Who: Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT)
What:  30th Birthday Party and Family Picnic
($15 admission for adults, free admission for kids)
When: Sunday, July 17th, noon-5 pm
Where: SCLT’s Urban Edge Farm – 331 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI
Why:  Sing Happy Birthday to SCLT with nationally-known children’s songwriter Bill Harley. Bring your own picnic!

Southside Community Land Trust turns 30 this year and is planning to celebrate with families from all over Southern New England at their “30th Anniversary Birthday Party and Family Picnic” on July 17, 2011. The event will take place at Urban Edge Farm, SCLT’s 35-acre farm in Western Cranston, and feature birthday cake, beverages, games, and a music concert by Grammy award-winning musician Bill Harley. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to the event.

The party will celebrate SCLT’s thirty years of helping people grow food. For three decades, SCLT has changed the look — and taste — of the city with community gardens, youth gardening education programs, food growing workshops, urban farms, the Annual Plant Sale and much more. The organization is excited to invite the public to a variety of celebrations throughout the year to highlight their previous accomplishments and showcase their plans for the future.

We are big fans of Bill Harley and thrilled that he will perform a concert and sing “Happy Birthday” to SCLT with event guests. If you have not yet heard of Bill — he is a nationally touring, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, author, musician and monologist, considered by fans and peers alike to be one of the best storytellers in the country for his celebrations of commonality and humanity through comic narrative songs and confessional spoken works.

 Entertainment Weekly labeled Harley, a two-time Grammy Award winner and multiple Grammy nominee, “the Mark Twain of contemporary children’s music.”

The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for adults, and all children will be given free admission.

For more information about Southside Community Land Trust and the 30th anniversary, go to www.southsideclt.org/30years.

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.

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Written by Anisa Raoof