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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Help Save a Growing Eco-Community

Revive the Roots is working to buy Rhode Island's historic Mary Mowry house and five-acre property from the Smithfield Land Trust to continue its preservation and development as a hub for the community.

The volunteer-run nonprofit has submitted $350,000 in grant requests, launched an online campaign and is seeking support from donors and local businesses to secure funds and close on the $415,000 sale by June 30, 2022.

By purchasing the Mary Mowry House and five-acre property, Revive the Roots would protect the house and lands for future generations to enjoy. Without this sale, the Smithfield Land Trust may be forced to sell the land to a private owner or developer, turning a community shared space over to private ownership and leaving the historic farmhouse vulnerable to neglect or demolition.

Under Revive the Roots’ care, this land, which is part of the Woonasquatucket River Shed and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, will continue to thrive. Mowry Commons is open to the public sunup to sundown, 365 days a year.

To donate to the campaign, text GROW to 401-399-4644 or call 401-305-0539. For information about volunteering, events and programs, visit