Jamie Coelho

African Alliance of Rhode Island Sees Success in Urban Gardening and Retail Products

The nonprofit has five community gardens and is selling produce and retail products at farmers markets, including garden egg relish, carrot and apple jam and more.

The African Alliance sells vegetables at the Armory farmers market.   Rhode Island’s African community faces various challenges while adjusting to a new life. Julius Kolawole, cofounder of the African Alliance of Rhode Island, explains that the nonprofit and its annual Health Summit were created to help Africans acclimate to the area. In the past, many Africans would arrive to…

Get a Sneak Peek Inside Bayberry Beer Hall

The German-style beer hall brings the outdoors in with natural lighting, a living wall and a communal atmosphere.

This week, you can “prost” with your neighbors at Bayberry Beer Hall on the West Side of Providence. The German-style beer hall boasts an industrial style with raw brick detailing and exposed ceilings that stay true to the building’s past as a 1800s horse stable. It’s been completely renovated to bring the outside in with lots of natural light spilling in through the windows and a living wall of greenery.