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Greens on a Brownfield: Grocery Cooperative Coming to a Food Desert on Providence's West Side

25 Sep 2017 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

by Joanna Detz, ecoRI News (RI)

More than 100 people gathered on a golden September afternoon to celebrate a groundbreaking that’s been years in the making.

Urban Greens, which began as a co-operative buying club, incorporated in 2007, has been working to develop a strategy to open a full-fledged grocery store on the West Side since 2010.

“The work is just getting started, but this is a huge milestone,” said Cassie Tharinger, a longtime member of the Urban Greens cooperative council, as she observed the crowd showing up for the Sept. 14 groundbreaking.

Philip Trevvett, another council member who spoke at the event, noted that, “Co-ops take a lot of people working together, and what we’re building here is something all of Providence and Rhode Island can take pride in.”



For the entire article, see
https://www.ecori.org/farming/2017/9/16/gmy8ryebdknwre71uq99s9o7971ir9

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