April 19, 2011 in News
The Brown Daily Herald, April 19, 2011. The sustainable agriculture advocacy group Fertile Underground is opening a “vanguard corner store” in Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2009 Fertile Underground has created vegetable gardens on neglected land around the city. The store will focus on selling local produce, most grown within thirty miles of the store as well as provide customers tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. West Broadway Neighborhood Association owns the building the store will be located in and had been looking for a group to open a neighborhood grocery store in that space for some time. To fund the project, Fertile Underground is seeking small loans from community members.