Hudson Valley Seed Library Donation Update

Thank you to all of our family, friends, and supporters who nominated Raíces EcoCulture to receive our third annual donation of heirloom, organic and non-gmo seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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Help Raíces Eco-Culture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation from Hudson Valley Seed Library!

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where it feels like winter has just begun and you can’t believe it’s only a few weeks until planting time.  Seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail; we are … Continue reading

December Showers Bring…December Flowers?!

by Nicole Wines The early part of the winter of 2015 will be known as one of the warmest on record for the Northeast US, the temperate region where our gardens plots and other EcoCulture projects are currently located. The … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Build Your Own Worm Bin

Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Preserving the Harvest: Homemade Salted Herbs

Follow these simple instructions to preserve herbs harvested fresh from your own garden or from your local farmers market.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Nature Therapy: Get Outside!

by Nicole Wines Nature Therapy is one of the easiest ways to promote healing. This will probably be the simplest instruction set in our D.I.Y. Fridays series to date and it doesn’t cost anything!  Here goes: Slow down Take a … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Upcycling Tip: Removing Labels from Jars for Reuse

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. Friday is just a quick tip for all of you who are conscious about reusing and repurposing materials, supplies and resources. There are countless uses for upcycled jars.  I use them to store and … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Making Herbal Tinctures

by Nicole Wines Tinctures are an easy way to make a powerful medicine from the herbs grown in your garden or those found throughout your yard or the wild.  Tinctures, in short, are an herbal extract made using alcohol as … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Planting and Saving Garlic

by Nicole Wines Every fall the Raíces EcoCulture crew plants our garlic.  We usually use “el día de los muertos” (Day of the Dead) as our marker and try to get it in on that day or soon after.  This … Continue reading

Raíces EcoCulture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2015

GROW YOUR OWN Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. From tomatoes and cucumbers to broccoli and greens to bee friendly flowers and … Continue reading