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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!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our story thus far...

The Revive the Roots Foundation is an organization that began in January of 2011, but our roots are based within friendship. As a group, since our beginnings, we have wanted to transition to a more self-reliant and healthier life-style. In it’s immature stages this idea was fulfilled to some extent by our imagination, creativity, and exploratory nature. All of our dreaming begun to pay off as soon as we started to show initiative on the Englsih families property “Wionkhiege Valley Farm,” where we fully developed our goals and aspirations.

An immense opportunity presented itself fresh off of the grape vine. There had been an un-occupied and unused property right around the corner from Wionkhiege Valley Farm that had been formerly owned by the late Mary Mowry. Upon her passing, F. Monroe Alan had been appointed executor of the property and with no use for the property, and fearing the continuation of this, Mr. Allan gave the property to it’s current proprietors The Smithfield Land Trust. We immediately began the preparation for a presentation to the Land Trust, as to explain to them what we wished to use the property for and how it could benefit our community.

The Land Trust and Town Council embraced our idea’s and aspirations with open arms, and we are currently being leased the property, formally dubbed Niantic Gardens. We are forging ahead with our projects and are already fathoming future endeavors. We welcome all to become character’s in our tale and to make significantly positive changes in their own lives, as well as assisting in our participation as a community in a movement that will change the face of American culture and the definition of living well.

We intend to strengthen and empower our home, with one hand in the soil and the other in yours.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some new additions!

Our new little buddies!

Our plant order came in, and we met it with soil and persistence!

Chris displaying our impressive load of strawberries!

We've had a-lot of new additions to the project, mainly being our new chicks & our enormous plant order. We learn something new every single day that we work on this project, whether it be how to tend to the chicks, how to plant trees, or just how to work as a team. We invite any, and all who are interested to join in on all the fun of this amazing new project that we have started. You can get in on the action either by emailing us at info@revivetheroots.org, or simply signing up to be a volunteer! (click that link and be brought to the Volunteer Sign-Up form)

We hope to see you on the farm soon!
Peace & Love.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thanks goes out to Black Bird Farm & Newport Bio-Diesel!

(In Photo:Brandon from Blackbird Farm tilling our soil)

We have begun prepping the soil for production and community gardens thanks to BlackBird Farms for the use of their tractor as well as their time, and Newport Bio-diesel for the fuel!

If your interested in what we are going to be planting, or in getting a community garden plot feel free to contact us at info@revivetheroots.org or visiting us on facebook.com or FarmFreshRI.org!