Helping individuals and communities grow together through sustainability education


What We Do

Revive the Roots is a non-profit organization in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Our mission is to create ecologically regenerative and dynamic social spaces through the education and practice of permaculture.


By working with students and faculty at local schools, we have planted edible forest gardens and annual vegetable gardens throughout northern Rhode Island. At our public grounds, Mowry Commons, we provide space for people to grow their own food.

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Mowry Commons

Explore the great outdoors on the Mowry state park trails located on our reserve. We have areas for kayaking in Stump Pond and the Woonasquatucket river, as well as viewing and seating areas to take a break from hiking, have a picnic, or just relax.

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Concerts, plays, and all other kinds of celebrations and events are hosted on our beautiful 23 acre reserve all the time. Check our events section frequently to stay informed.

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Fundraising campaigns to aid in the development of the community property and organization.


Upcoming events happening at Revive the Roots. Come join us!

18 Jun

Third Annual Vernal Arts & Music Festival

Revive the Roots

Each spring, the Vernal Arts and Music Festival gathers Rhode Island artists to Mowry Commons, the carefully tilled community space of the ecological non-profit, Revive

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24 Mar

Bike Smithfield Public Meeting

Greenville Public Library

This meeting is being held to bring together neighbors that are passionate about the rights of pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and abilities in the Town of Smith

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Meet our members and volunteers.

Jonathan Guise

Agricultural Director

    Russell Stafford

    Master Horticulturist

      Elli Loria

      Event Coordinator

        Briana Scorpio

        Cultivation & Harvesting

          Scott Alves

          Conservation & Research

            Nolan Quartaroli

            Technology Advisor


              Chris English

              Permaculture Design


                Bradford Adelard

                Arts and Innovation


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                  Thank you for your help and support.

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                  © Revive the Roots, 2017