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 – Planting and Saving Garlic

by Nicole Wines Every fall the Raíces EcoCulture crew plants our garlic.  We usually use “el día de los muertos” (Day of the Dead) as our marker and try to get it in on that day or soon after.  This … Continue reading

Raíces EcoCulture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2015

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. From tomatoes and cucumbers to broccoli and greens to bee friendly flowers and … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – 10 Ways You Can Help the Bees and Pollinators

by Nicole Wines Honeybees and other pollinators need our help. We humans have moved (forced) honeybee and pollinator species around and between continents, contaminated their food sources, and been a huge cause of stress on their health and environment. Raíces … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Starting Seeds in Recycled Produce Containers

by Nicole Wines Recycling, upcycling, repurposing…whatever you want to call it, we are always looking for ways to reuse materials that would normally be thrown away to help keep our impact on the waste stream low.  Although I’m not personally … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade, All-Natural Eggshell Fertilizer

by Nicole Wines At Raíces EcoCulture, we try to stay conscious about reducing the waste stream.  Whenever possible, we find second uses for materials that would otherwise be looked at as “garbage”.  We upcycle and repurpose as much as we … Continue reading

Raíces Seed Sale Fundraiser 2015

GROW YOUR OWN Raíces EcoCulture is gearing up for the gardening season.  For the first time this year, we are running a seed sale fundraiser as well as our annual seedling sale fundraiser.  Seedling sale info will be going up … Continue reading

Film Review: Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds

by Nicole Wines OPEN SESAME – THE STORY OF SEEDS “What makes a seed grow?… …You need sunshine, you need water, you need love.” ~Open Sesame – The Story of Seeds This inspiring documentary film by M. Sean Kaminsky follows … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: New Gardeners, Spring Planting and our Seed Library

A photo post by Nicole Wines (click photos to view larger version) HAPPY SPRING After a long winter, we are glad that it is starting to feel like spring at the very end of March.  We are ready to come … Continue reading

Back to Nature, you say, but how can you go back to something that you’ve always been a part of?

by Francisco G. Gómez Humans have devised so many complex labels in an endless attempt to describe what is simply, Nature. Permaculture, Bio Dynamic Farming, Eco Farming, Eco Tourism, Eco Spiritual Retreat… ”get in tune with nature through your inner … Continue reading