D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Sauerkraut and Other Fermented Foods

by Nicole Wines Homemade sauerkraut and other lacto-fermented foods are a great way to preserve fresh food from your garden, C.S.A. share or farmer’s market.  They are rich in natural probiotics, microbes and lactic acid to promote digestive health, nutrient … Continue reading

Harvesting Seeds – A Growing Collection

It’s harvest season and our friends and seed library members are busy harvesting and saving seed.  This statement and these photos were posted September 26 by Wendy Weiner (a.k.a. The Front Yard Farmer) of Transition Monmouth, a collaborator on the … Continue reading

Eco-Living in a Plentiful Way: Plenitud Eco-Educational Initiatives

by Francisco G. Gómez I was up by 6:30 am as the vibrant sunshine from an incredibly beautiful blue sky was peeping in through the curtains. As I rolled back the sliding doors, the balmy winds from the Atlantic swept … Continue reading

DIY Fridays – Raíces DIY Crowdfunding Fundraiser Project

You’ve heard of Kickstarter and Indiegogo?  Crowdfunding projects where you have to reach a certain goal by a certain date to receive any funding at all?  Well, Raíces opted to get away from the idea of a middleman fundraising platform … Continue reading

A Crowdfunding Project of our Own! Help Preserve and Spread Culture by Donating to the Raíces Archive and Cultural Exchange

In just one week, we are leaving for a cultural and eco-cultural exchange on the island of Puerto Rico. Raíces Co-directors will be attending and documenting the 5th Bomba Research Conference and exploring ecological sites and eco-farms like Plenitud PR … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Natural Tick Prevention

by Nicole Wines Every organism on this earth serves a purpose, even ticks.  But try as I might, I can find no love for these parasitic creatures and I certainly don’t want to find one on me.  Unfortunately, I attract … Continue reading

April EcoCulture Update: Seeds, Seedlings and Spreading our Roots

Happy Spring from the Raíces crew! This spring brings a lot of great news for Raíces and our community.  We have a new home.  Our seeds our planted and our first sprouts are up.  The cold frame experiment we planted … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade, All-Natural Shampoo

First soap, now shampoo. For the Raíces Crew, nothing can compare to homemade body, skin and hair care products. The more we make for ourselves, D.I.Y. style, the more we want to learn how to make, continuing to eliminate the … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: Community Collaborations and Spring Planting

Spring is almost here and it’s a busy time for Raíces EcoCulture.  For weeks we have been thinking about, sorting, ordering, separating and sending out seeds.  The soil is already workable and we are getting our micro farm plots ready … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Building a Raised Garden Bed

by Nicole Wines One option for gardening and small-scale intensive farming is building raised garden beds. It’s not a difficult process, it’s fun to build and you can get creative with the size and shape of the beds. Some benefits … Continue reading