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Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
Hello all, and welcome to the Revive the Roots "Get Rooted" Blog! We are a Rhode Island non-profit corporation that takes on farm restoration projects for sustainable production and community building! This blog is our outlet for updates about our farms and corporation, for more information you can find us on facebook.com, FarmFreshRI.org and very soon RevivetheRoots.org!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A quick update for all Volunteers!

First and foremost we would like to thank all of our old and new friends for all of the great work they have done for us on this project thus far! We couldn't have gotten this far without all of you!

Secondly, we would like to welcome all of our incoming volunteers! By word of mouth and recent press coverage we have seen a huge increase in interest in our project and willing volunteers to participate. As apposed to focusing on 'how' we can accomplish a goal, we can now thankfully reach out to all of you for help, and we sure need it!

As you may or may not know, we are a non-profit corporation, and that means that even our Board Members are volunteers. The majority of us have even chose not to pick up any other jobs so that we can focus all of our energy towards this project, we are quite literally getting by and living off of love (thanks to the caring help of family and friends). So every bit of help, every and any moment you spend working with us is helping us immensely and we are so grateful for your willingness and desire to take part in our initiative!

Now, as far as working on the farm is concerned, there are a few things that you should know in order to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience working alongside us on this project.

Our Address is 10 old forge rd, but our parking area and entrance are located on Farnum pike, if you look up the directions to 373 Farnum Pike, Smithfield RI you will surely find our field!

(This shows you directions from I-295 North)
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We work seven days a week, we encourage volunteers to work any day that they see fit, but we ask to please call ahead on any particular day that you would like to come by! We plan for BIG volunteer days on Fridays and Sundays , as those days tend to have a heavier work load and nearly the entire board works on those particular days!

We start work at 8 o'clock, but we don't ask volunteers to come until 10am and our work day typically ends between 4pm & 8pm.

Things to bring:
*(asterisk means very important!)
  • *water
  • *lunch
  • metal rakes
  • hoes
  • hat (the sun beats on you particularly hard in an open field)
  • *work boots/work shoes
  • gloves (optional, we can supply gloves)
  • dress in layers, we have funky weather in New England!

for directions/information call/text Greg @ (401) 654-3865 or email info@RevivetheRoots.org

We hope to see you soon!

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