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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 18, 2011

An upate in regards to the previous, and current week!

Revive the Roots would like to formally thank all who attended our Wine & Cheese for all of the support. Including the donations we received from non-attendees, the wonderful grant from the Smithfield Land Trust, the door fees, and the silent auction, Revive the Roots made about $5,650! Needless to say, this event was a huge success!

We now have the funds to prep our fields for the planting of vegetable starts, fruit and nut trees, and berries! Up to this point, we have been growing veggies in our own greenhouse that was designed and built over this past winter by Zachary Murdoch with the help of all of us on the board and our volunteers. However, we needed more space to start our first garden, so a gentleman, named John Emin, stepped up to offer his own high tunnel space and his services watering every day. John also was one of the first to guide us in our initial proposal to the land trust. Thanks to John, we now have thousands of vegetable seedlings growing larger everyday!

We would also like to thank Barbara Rich and the Smithfield Land Trust for the $1,200 grant and the chance to make this vision a reality! This is the opportunity we’ve been waiting for!

In addition to those mentioned above, we would also like to thank Lonnie Thurber, Monroe Allen, Forte Four for the beautiful music, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Sakonnet Vineyards, Shy Brothers Farm, Newport Creamery, the Potter League, all the businesses for the silent auction items and gift cards, Green Drinks, Smithfield Peat, mulch, all of our wonderful volunteers, the University of Rhode Island,
And thank you again for attending our event! We can confidently say that it was your presence, support, and contributions that made it all worthwhile. 

On another note.......

We will be hosting a Volunteer Driven work this Sunday May 22nd at Niantic Gardens, all who are interested in coming by just for a visit or lending a helping hand are welcome!
We plan to construct more raised beds, plant some veggies! We rely heavily upon volunteer efforts so anyone who is willing to help us out this weekend please come by for some hard work and some fun afterwards!

So long as the weather permits, we plan to get a burn permit for the day so we can have a bit of a bon-fire!

We will start work at 10am and finish sometime between 3pm and 4pm.

Things to bring:
*(asterisk means very important!)
  • *water
  • *lunch
  • rakes
  • hoes
  • hat (the sun beats on you particularly hard in an open field)
  • *work boots/work shoes
  • gloves(optional)
for directions call/text Greg @ (401) 654-3865 or email Greg@RevivetheRoots.org

We hope to see you there!

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