A Bountiful Summer at the Raíces MicroFarm

Photo gallery from the 2019 Raíces EcoCulture MicroFarm summer season.

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Save the PR Bee: Raíces Awarded Bee Cause Foundation Grant Award on Behalf of TaínaSoy Apiario

Raíces Cultural Center has teamed up with TaínaSoy Apiario Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Conservancy to provide fiscal sponsorship for the awarding of a Bee Cause Foundation grant which will help launch an educational program in Aguada, Puerto Rico to Save the PR Bee.

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Puerto Rico Sustainable Disaster Support Initiative Phase 1 – GOAL REACHED!!!

Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it’s goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.

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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

Of Taíno Queens and the Legend of Yuiza

by Francisco G. Gómez Interested in boricua history, especially legends? Here’s a story that’s rather interesting. It’s the legend of Yuiza and her possible connection to the Afro/Taíno people of Loíza. On our first relief  assistance trip to Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

Raíces Cultural Center Awarded 2018 Park Partners Grant

Thanks to all of our neighbors and friends from Highland Park who came out and voted in the 2018 Park Partners Grant Competition. Raíces won in the Culture & Diversity category and will be expanding the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series.

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Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

Raíces Welcomes Miraida Morales BACK to the Crew!

Raíces Cultural Center is proud to welcome Miraida Morales back to the Raíces Crew. Miraida, who is the original creator of our online archive interface, is the latest member of the Raíces Digital Archive Advisory Board. We couldn’t be more excited to work with her again!

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Raíces Welcomes Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan to the Crew

Raíces Cultural Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan will be joining the Raíces Crew as the head of the Digital Archive Advisory Board.

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Water is Life Exhibit – Post Presentation Reflections

by Francisco G. Gómez Water is Life Presentation – Highland Park, New Jersey – October 28, 2017 Time is always a great factor when doing an arts installation show, and I was at the mercy of the clock! I briefly … Continue reading