Photo Gallery: Raíces Seed Library Orientation Meetings 2017

by Nicole Wines The 2017 gardening season is off to a great start. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Sustainable Highland Park Committee, the Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library has a new homebase at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center … Continue reading

Landscape Impatience

By Francisco G. Gómez Do you ever walk out of your house and take a good look at your front yard; then stare deeply and attempt to visualize what you would like to see? It’s at this very instance that … Continue reading

Grow Your Own! Raíces Seedling Sale

Save the Date!!! Join us May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at Ruthie’s Bagel Dish in Highland Park to choose from over 60 varieties of organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers for your garden!

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Seed Starting for Raíces EcoCulture – Happy Spring 2016!

by Nicole Wines Every year in the late winter and early spring, Francisco and I get together to sort through the Raíces EcoCulture seed collection and get planting, both in our plots and in our greenhouse. This year, our seed … Continue reading

Hudson Valley Seed Library Donation Update

Thank you to all of our family, friends, and supporters who nominated Raíces EcoCulture to receive our third annual donation of heirloom, organic and non-gmo seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

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Help Raíces Eco-Culture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation from Hudson Valley Seed Library!

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where it feels like winter has just begun and you can’t believe it’s only a few weeks until planting time.  Seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail; we are … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Build Your Own Worm Bin

Building a worm bin is simple, a great starter do it yourself project for a homestead, whether rural or urban. Vermicomposting requires very little work to produce rich, natural fertilizer for your gardens and process your food waste. Check out how on our D.I.Y. Friday column.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Preserving the Harvest: Homemade Salted Herbs

Follow these simple instructions to preserve herbs harvested fresh from your own garden or from your local farmers market.

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D.I.Y. Fridays – Nature Therapy: Get Outside!

by Nicole Wines Nature Therapy is one of the easiest ways to promote healing. This will probably be the simplest instruction set in our D.I.Y. Fridays series to date and it doesn’t cost anything!  Here goes: Slow down Take a … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Upcycling Tip: Removing Labels from Jars for Reuse

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. Friday is just a quick tip for all of you who are conscious about reusing and repurposing materials, supplies and resources. There are countless uses for upcycled jars.  I use them to store and … Continue reading