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

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

New Brunswick Community Garden Coalition Seed Swap

By Francisco G. Gómez Seeds, seed sowing workshop, bluegrass music, children’s garden painting and lots of veggie minded citizens came out today for the seed swap at the Sacred Heart Church in New Brunswick. We set up our table right … Continue reading

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

Raíces Cultural Center Receives Arts Grant to Continue Annual Cultural Legacy Festival

The new year has brought Raíces Cultural Center news of being awarded a program grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission to continue the annual Raíces Cultural Legacy Festival. The 2013 Cultural Legacy Festival will celebrate art, music, dance, culture … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Adventures in Soapmaking

by Nicole Wines (NOTE: This is not an instructional article, this is about our own experience learning how to make soap with a teacher.  Making soap involves chemical processes and can be dangerous if not done properly.  Raíces recommends finding … Continue reading

Messages from the Storm Front

There was no power, hot water or communication other than our cell phones, praise the powers that be for that. The night seemed to last forever, with the torrents of rain and wind gusts that at times wanted to tear … Continue reading

Share Your Story – “Testimonials for the Ancestors” Oral History Project

Participate in the Raíces Roots Online Archive’s new oral history project “Testimonials for the Ancestors”. Contact us if you’d like to share your story. Help spread the word…share this post please!

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Culture: A hard sell in the 21st Century

by Francisco G. Gómez Fifty two years is a long time by any measure. I still remember when my grandfather would demand that I sit down and listen to what he had to say before playing a song on his … Continue reading