First Scarlet Runner Beans at Rancho Raíces

by Francisco G. Gómez Our first Scarlet Runner Bean buds just appeared. Totally amazed and in awe of how beautiful and strong they are. These beans have a history that is millennial many times over in Central and South America. … Continue reading

High Tunnel at Finca Mi Casa up and Running Again

by Francisco G. Gómez Finca Mi Casa’s High Tunnel is back in action thanks to you! It was January 2018 when we first visited Don Luis and Doña Carmen, at Finca Mi Casa in Camuy, Puerto Rico after hurricane María … Continue reading

Seed Relief for Puerto Rico – Sharing Seeds for a Sustainable Future

by Nicole Wines A JOURNEY TO SUPPORTING A SUSTAINABLE AND JUST RECOVERY It wasn’t long after Hurricane María hit Puerto Rico that our own community in Central NJ sprang into action to be a part of the relief effort. Concerts, … Continue reading

Raíces Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2017

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. This year we focused on tomatoes and herbs, both culinary and medicinal. All … Continue reading

Pawpaw (Asimina Triloba) – Edible Fruit with Medicinal Properties

by Francisco G. Gómez   The first mention of pawpaw came about in the 16th century from a Portuguese officer who was part of Hernando Cortez’s expedition to the New World. He spoke of it solely from the perspective of … Continue reading

Veggie Child Living a Vegan Lifestyle

by Francisco G. Gómez How many teenage children you know are conscious about what food they put in their bodies? Parents’ work schedules and getting children ready for the day’s commitments can be daunting and very stressful, to say the … Continue reading