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

December Showers Bring…December Flowers?!

by Nicole Wines The early part of the winter of 2015 will be known as one of the warmest on record for the Northeast US, the temperate region where our gardens plots and other EcoCulture projects are currently located. The … Continue reading

Apiculture Initiative Field Trip – Visiting the Bees

by Nicole Wines Things are buzzing with the Raíces Apiculture Initiative. Francisco just finished building our first beehive this week and we are gearing up to give our first bees a home in the spring. We are also getting ready … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Helping the Bees with our Plants and Gardens

There has been a lot of buzz about saving the bees lately. Beekeepers, environmental groups, farmers (who rely on the bees to pollinate up to 80% of their flowering crops), and even mainstream media outlets are all reporting a shocking decline in the bee population, especially honeybees, in North America and many regions of Europe. Here is a list of some plants that can be useful to both you and our pollinator friends in your gardens.

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