April EcoCulture Update: Seeds, Seedlings and Spreading our Roots

Happy Spring from the Raíces crew! This spring brings a lot of great news for Raíces and our community.  We have a new home.  Our seeds our planted and our first sprouts are up.  The cold frame experiment we planted … Continue reading

Raíces Eco-Culture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2013

Grow your own vegetables, greens and herbs, and support Raíces Eco-Culture while you do it! Get your summer garden seedlings from the Raíces annual seedling sale. All seedlings are grown from organic, non-GMO seed. Check out the post for a list of seedlings.

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Help Raíces EcoCulture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation

Raíces EcoCulture recently became coordinators of the Livingston Community Gardens in collaboration with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, in addition to the seven organic micro farm plots we will be planting for our second year. We are looking … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade, All-Natural Shampoo

First soap, now shampoo. For the Raíces Crew, nothing can compare to homemade body, skin and hair care products. The more we make for ourselves, D.I.Y. style, the more we want to learn how to make, continuing to eliminate the … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: Community Collaborations and Spring Planting

Spring is almost here and it’s a busy time for Raíces EcoCulture.  For weeks we have been thinking about, sorting, ordering, separating and sending out seeds.  The soil is already workable and we are getting our micro farm plots ready … Continue reading

Happy Full Snow Moon – A Picture Post to Welcome Spring

by Nicole Wines Today’s full moon started the last full moon cycle of winter. For Raíces EcoCulture, it marked the beginning of the time for welcoming spring. We have been busy preparing our seeds for planting, planning our gardens and … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Building a Raised Garden Bed

by Nicole Wines One option for gardening and small-scale intensive farming is building raised garden beds. It’s not a difficult process, it’s fun to build and you can get creative with the size and shape of the beds. Some benefits … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Helping the Bees with our Plants and Gardens

There has been a lot of buzz about saving the bees lately. Beekeepers, environmental groups, farmers (who rely on the bees to pollinate up to 80% of their flowering crops), and even mainstream media outlets are all reporting a shocking decline in the bee population, especially honeybees, in North America and many regions of Europe. Here is a list of some plants that can be useful to both you and our pollinator friends in your gardens.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – D.I.Y. Video Inspiration

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. Fridays post is a resource post. We are sharing three awesome, short videos about D.I.Y. lifestyle. These are just for a little inspiration, to show you the amazing things you can do with your … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Building a Cold Frame

by Nicole Wines It’s been a mild winter in central NJ.  The warm days have us already anticipating the beginning of our planting season, really just a few weeks away for the cool weather crops.  We just worked out our … Continue reading