by Nicole Wines
The Raíces Garden Crew is growing. Members of our recently formed Community Action Team as well as students from the Highland Park High School Environmental Club have been volunteering to transplant herbs and perennials, start seedlings, work on the Raíces Seed Library, and even create new gardens at their own homes.
We are hoping to collaborate with the High School’s Green Team to keep the school gardens in town taken care of throughout the summer, as well as find new places to plant in our community. It has been inspiring and exciting to see the enthusiasm of our crew as they get their hands into the soil and work to green our community, promote pollinators, and raise food production awareness, one seed and one plant at a time.
Looking for plants for your garden? Support Raíces EcoCulture’s efforts and make an order in our annual plant sale. Want to get involved with our garden crew or the Raíces Seed Library? Email us at raices [at] raicesculturalcenter [dot] org. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Photo Gallery: Raíces Garden Crew, Spring 2017
Garden Crew member and Raíces volunteer and friend Rocío potting tomato plants for our annual seedling sale.
Kira got the greenie disease and can’t stop planting.
Working on tomatoes for the Raíces Seedling Sale with a cup of herbal tea.
Rocío and her tomato friends.
Repotting workstation in the basement to get out of the evening chill.
Lemon Balm, a useful herb that makes a delicious tea for break time on work days.
Digging up herbs.
Here, have this mint!
Rocío digging in a garden rescue operation. We are digging up and repotting an invasion of mint, catnip and lemon balm.
Kira is always smiling when she is surrounded by plants.
Fellow gardeners Mary, Bright and Chinelo. We are looking forward to continuing and expanding our collaboration with these friends and supporters of Raíces in our gardening, apiculture and EcoCulture Action Team initiatives.
Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez potting up herbs for the Raíces Seedling Sale.
Planting makes us happy!
Raíces Herbal Healing intern Eli working with the Garden Crew. Eli seeded all of the medicinal herbs grown by Raíces EcoCulture this growing season.