Raíces Starts Apiculture Initiative

by Francisco G. Gómez I just read an article about a bee keeper up in Canada that lost 37 million honey bees in a few short weeks, after GMO corn was planted not too far from his farm. That’s equivalent … Continue reading

Where to find Guanábana / Soursop

  by Francisco G. Gómez As of late Raíces has received a number of e-mails requesting information on how to obtain guanábana. Here in the tristate area it is rather difficult to find this miracle fruit, this is because guanábana … Continue reading

Back to Nature, you say, but how can you go back to something that you’ve always been a part of?

by Francisco G. Gómez Humans have devised so many complex labels in an endless attempt to describe what is simply, Nature. Permaculture, Bio Dynamic Farming, Eco Farming, Eco Tourism, Eco Spiritual Retreat… ”get in tune with nature through your inner … Continue reading

Numen – The Healing Power of Plants

by Francisco G.Gómez Syllabification: (nu·men) Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞omən/ noun (plural numina /-mənə/) the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place. Origin: early 17th century: from Latin Above is one of several definitions of numen. Sociologists use the word … Continue reading

“I don’t see the point of flowers other than for the pollinators they attract!”

By Francisco G. Gómez A week ago I was invited to a round table discussion. The topic was end of garden season observations. It turned out to be a round circle talk because there was no table, no problem. There … Continue reading

Saturday Oct. 12, 2013 March Against Monsanto

by Francisco G. Gómez Saturday’s March in Princeton against the evil empire of Monsanto couldn’t have happened on a more beautiful day. It appears that Mother Nature was listening to our prayers and deemed them worthy. We heard the sound … Continue reading

Seed, it’s What We Are

by Francisco G. Gómez Do we ever stop to think about what we really are? No, I’m not talking about your identity or your cultural background; or anything else for that matter, other than what is it that first made … Continue reading

Eco-Living in a Plentiful Way: Plenitud Eco-Educational Initiatives

by Francisco G. Gómez I was up by 6:30 am as the vibrant sunshine from an incredibly beautiful blue sky was peeping in through the curtains. As I rolled back the sliding doors, the balmy winds from the Atlantic swept … Continue reading

Visualizing the Possibilities

by Francisco G. Gómez It seems to be human nature to see ourselves in light of how others see us; what a hindrance this is for our personal progress and growth! By progress I mean what we can accomplish, things … Continue reading

Malanga…Que Bueno!

When speaking about food that is prepared in Caribbean culinary fashion, Malanga always comes to mind.

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