A Bountiful Summer at the Raíces MicroFarm

Photo gallery from the 2019 Raíces EcoCulture MicroFarm summer season.

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Taínasoy Apiario an Eco-Project in the Works – Part 2

by  Francisco G. Gómez As I said in part 1 of this piece, when I arrived at Taínasoy Apiario, there was lots of land preparation going on and construction of several projects were to begin in February of 2018. Noemi … Continue reading

Reflections in the Aftermath of Hurricane María

by Francisco G. Gómez I couldn’t think of a better way to begin to share my experiences in Puerto Rico after the catastrophe that hurricane María brought upon the island, than to start with the thoughts of a young Puertorican … Continue reading

Raíces Spotlight on Eco-Warrior Kira Herzog

by Francisco G.Gómez We affectionately call her Kirita Bug because she’s always moving from task to task in almost total silence and never quits! This young lady has proven herself in so many ways, to be humble, loyal, hardworking, talented, … Continue reading

Eco Responsibility vs. Cognitive Dissonance

by Francisco G. Gómez Having electricity at the flick of a switch, running water at the turn of a faucet knob or gas heat by raising the thermostat really makes us subconsciously irresponsible to a fault. Those of us who … Continue reading

Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes – April 30, 2017

Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes 4/30/17 Attendees: Nicole Wines, Linda P., Liz T., Chris T., Kira H., Rocio H., Paul A., Paul S., Mark L., Ana P., Adrian P., Karlos B., Susan E., Lowell E., Amanda H. INTRODUCTIONS … Continue reading

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

Raíces EcoCulture Awarded 2017 Park Partners Grant

Raíces Cultural Center’s EcoCulture program has been awarded a 2017 Park Partners grant from the Borough of Highland Park for the launch of a Sustainable Living Workshop Series. Thank you to all who voted and helped spread the word about the competition, you helped to make this idea a reality!

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Finca Mi Casa – Don Luis Soto of Camuy, Puerto Rico

by Francisco G. Gómez At first glance, you may think that Don Luis Soto is just an ordinary man; you may even look at him and not believe he’s a farmer. In fact, he’s a retired agronomist who’s always been … Continue reading

Seed Gallery: Raíces EcoCulture Seed Library Gardens

By saving seed, whether it is one variety or one hundred varieties, members of the Raíces EcoCulture seed library are helping to build a culture of seed freedom and seed sovereignty. Check out some photos submitted by some of our members highlighting their growing and seed saving endeavors in the 2016 growing season.

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